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Smithwick Mills: High Turbidity Readings

Feb 02, 2022

Dear Corix Customer:

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 SMITHWICK MILLS COMMUNITY, PWS ID TX0270045, failed to meet the minimum treatment technique requirements for the month of OCTOBER 2021. Specifically, our water system had More than 5% of the combined filter effluent turbidity readings were above the 0.3 NTU for the month.

Smithwick Mills had equipment malfunctions with its alarm system and its alum feed system during the last weekend of October which resulted in the high turbidities. The equipment was repaired and the plant has returned to normal operations.

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 questions regarding this matter, you may contact Gloria Broussard at 512-306-4001