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TCEQ Violation-TOC/SWMOR-September 2017

The TRINITY RURAL WATER WSC 1, TX2280011, has violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 290, Subchapter F. Public water systems that use a series of treatment processes that includes coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation of clarification, and filtration as part of the overall treatment protocol must monitor Total Organic Carbon and report the results of that monitoring to the TCEQ on a monthly basis.

We failed to monitor and/or report the following constituents: SWMOR & Total Carbon.

This/These violations occurred in the monitoring period: September 2017.

Results of monitoring are an indicator of whether drinking water is protected from potential adverse health effects associated with disinfectants and disinfection by-products. We did not complete all monitoring and/or reporting for disinfectant by-products precursors, and therefore, TCEQ cannot be sure of the Total Organic Carbon (TOC) levels in your drinking water during that time.

We are taking the following actions to address this issue:
A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) had been created to ensure that the Surface Water Monthly Operating Report (SWMOR) is to be submitted monthly by the tenth day of the month following the end of the month as required in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), §290, Subchapter F.

This particular SWMOR was submitted 3 days late, therefore we have to send this letter to our customers. Your drinking water was safe to consume during this monitoring period.

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 Jay Savanich at 936-594-2192.