Texas Water Development Board Project #62745
Gay Avenue Elevated Storage Tank Rehabilitation Intake Structure Upgrades, Water Treatment Plant Upgrades, Backwash Ponds Upgrades, Waterline Improvements,
DWSRF Administering Agency: Texas Water Development Board, Wholly Funded by Texas Water Development Board
LEAD & COPPER RULE MONITORING AND REPORTING VIOLATION
MANDATORY LANGUAGE – TIER III
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
City of Gladewater has violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F. Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have the right to know what happened and what we are doing (or did) to correct these situations.
We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During June 30, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2017 and June 30, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2018 we did not monitor or test for lead and copper and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.
The table below lists the contaminant(s) we did not properly test for during the last year, how often we are supposed to sample for lead and copper, how many samples we are supposed to take, how many samples we took, when samples should have been taken, and the date on which the follow-up samples were [or will be] taken.
What is being done?
We are working to correct the problem. For more information, please contact Steven Matlock at 903-844-6331.
Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by City of Gladewater. Public Water System Number: TX0920001
Date Distributed: March 4,2019
This is an auction of surplus goods from the City of Gladewater Texas being conducted in accordance to State law. Items offered for sale may include office and clerical items, emergency services equipment, tools and maintenance equipment, vehicles, and miscellaneous items. All Items are being sold “As is, where is” with no warranty or guaranty.
Items are at multiple locations :
Location 1- City Hall 519 E Broadway: Judy Van Houten- 903-845-2196
Location 2: Public Works: 400 S Tyler: Steve Matlock 903-845-2586
Location 3: Sewage Treatment Plant; S Loop: Steve Matlock 903-845-2586
Location 4: Water Treatment Facility: Lake Gladewater: Steve Matlock 903-845-2586
Location 5: Lee Library: 312 W Pacific Ave: 903-845-2640
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ} has notified the CITY OF GLADEWATER TX0920001 that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for total trihalomethanes to be 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based on locational running annual average (LRAA), and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL Analysis of drinking water in your community for total trihalomethanes indicates a compliance value in quarter for 2018 of 0.086 mg/L for DBP2-01 and 0.081 mg/L for DBP2-02.
Trihalomethanes are a group of volatile organic compounds that are formed when chlorine, added to the water during the treatment process for disinfection, reacts with naturally occurring organic matter in the water.
Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidney, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
You do not need to use an alternative water supply. However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you.
We are taking the following actions to address this issue:
1. Increased distribution flushing
2. Water treatment plant adjustments made
3. Increased sample testing
Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may contact Steve Matlock at