SURFACE WATER TREATMENT TECHNIQUE
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) sets minimum water quality standards for public drinking water. These standards include enforceable treatment technique requirements for drinking water. Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. You do not need to use an alternative water supply.
The City of Runaway Bay, PWS ID TX2490017, failed to meet the minimum treatment technique requirements for the month of FEBRUARY 2021. Specifically, our water system had low disinfectant (Free Chlorine) residuals entering the distribution system for more than four consecutive hours. Low disinfectant (Total Chlorine) residuals entering the distribution system for more than four consecutive hours OR low disinfectant (Total Chlorine) residuals in more than 5% of the monthly samples for two consecutive months.
Please keep in mind; The City of Runaway Bay public water system chlorine room and lines froze during the winter storm in February. The City makes no excuses and apologizes for the inconvenience.
If you have any questions regarding the matter, you may contact Brandon Stone, Lead Operator (Public Utilities Supervisor) at (940) 389-7970 or Pamela Woods, City Administrator (940) 210-2638.
May 25, 2021