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Posted on: February 21, 2017

TCEQ THM Levels Results

February 20, 2017

To All City of Nacogdoches Water Customers

Enclosed in this water bill you find a mandatory notice from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This notice is the result of a water test taken by TECQ in September of 2016. One site in our lake water system and one site in our well water system indicated elevated levels of Trihalomethane (THM). This notice was previously included in your water bill last November, and will continue to be printed quarterly throughout 2017. This notice is a repeat of information from last September and is not a notice about new or additional tests.

ALL TESTS TAKEN BEFORE AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER TCEQ’S TEST HAVE SHOWED VERY LOW (NORMAL) LEVELS OF THMs. The City of Nacogdoches believes TCEQ’s test results were in error and have requested these erroneous values be removed from our record. While we continue to dispute these results, we are obligated to repeatedly provide you the same public notice.

Our water is SAFE for drinking, cooking, bathing and other uses. It does not require boiling or filtering for use.

Trihalomethanes are compounds which are naturally formed as a by-product of chlorine reacting with organic materials and always exist in our water. Chlorine is how we disinfect our water to make it safe to drink. THMs could present a health risk only if you drank water with very high levels for many years.

The City of Nacogdoches continues to make frequent tests throughout our distribution system to ensure we are providing clean, safe, drinking water for our citizens. We will immediately post accurate and timely information in the event we ever have any public health concerns with our water supply in your water bill, our webpage, and via social media.

If you have any questions you may contact Steve Bartlett (City Engineer) at 

936-559-2522 or Bart Allen (Water Utilities Manager) at 936-564-5046 ext 2585.

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