Mandatory Public Notification Language
April 18, 2018
Notice of Drinking Water Treatment Technique Violation(s)
Acton MUD PWS 1110007 has violated the treatment technique requirements set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 290, Subchapter F. Public water systems are required to properly disinfect water before distribution, maintain acceptable disinfection residuals within the distribution system, monitor the disinfectant residual at various locations throughout the distribution system, and report the results of that monitoring to the TCEQ on a quarterly basis.
Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. During SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2017 sufficient levels of chlorine residule were not met in more than five percent (5%) of monthly samples.
The following actions are being taken to address this issue:
AMUD rerouted the flow of water for a more direct delivery of treated water to furthest reaches of the water system to reduce disinfection residual loss. Laboratory results for the months of SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2017 did not indicate the presence of any organisms in the drinking water.
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 public notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may contact T.J. Riggio, System Superintendent, at 817-326-4720.