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Posted on: April 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City not in violation of source-water monitoring requirements

The City of The Colony did not violate Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) source-water monitoring requirements last year, as recently reported by a local news station.

The violation referenced in the news report resulted from a clerical/reporting error that was corrected by the TCEQ in January 2018.

Per state and federal standards, the City is required to regularly test all of its water and submit those results to TCEQ. In March 2017, results of a water sample at one of the city’s sampling sites triggered a retest that must be performed per “active” ground well. Active wells are defined as being in operation within 24 hours of the original testing. The city has five wells, only three of which had been active during the testing period.

When TCEQ did not receive retest results from all five wells, a violation letter was issued in August 2017. The City’s Water Production Department subsequently worked with TCEQ to explain and provide documentation showing that two of the five wells were not active and therefore not in violation of the additional sampling requirements.

Following those efforts, the City was informed by TCEQ in January 2018 that records had been corrected to reflect that the City was not, in fact, in violation of source-water monitoring requirements.

For more information, please contact the Water Production Department at 972-624-4431.

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