CITY OFFICES CLOSED

City of White Settlement Municipal Offices at City Hall will be

CLOSED

on Monday, September 1, 2014

In Honor of Labor Day.

This includes: City Administration, Customer Service, Utility Billing,

Municipal Court, Finance, EDC, Project Management, Human Resources
Code Compliance, Permits, Building Inspections and MIS

Maximum Contaminant Level Violation July 7, 2014

 Mandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level Violation

MCL, AVERAGE/ GROSS ALPHA, EXCL. RADON & U

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 9TCEQ) has notified the City of White Settlement water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers has exceeded the Maximum Contaminate Level (MCL) for gross alpha excluding radon and uranium. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.U.EPA) has established the MCL for gross alpha excluding radon and uranium at 15 pico cures per liter (pCi/L) based on running annual average (RAA), and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL. Analysis of drinking water in your community for gross alpha excluding radon and uranium indicates a compliance value in quarter one 2014 of 16pCi/L for EP010.

THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY. Certain minerals are radioactive and may emit a form of radiation known as alpha radiation. Some people who drink water containing alpha emitters in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

You DO NOT NEED to use an alternative water supply. However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you.

We are taking the following steps to address this issue: This water is blended with the water from Fort Worth, and with the rest of our distribution system and accounts for one twentieth of our water consumption. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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 Robert Smith at 817-205-8673.

Posted 7-7-2014

 

Mandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level Violation

MCL, AVERAGE/ COMBINED RADIUM (-226 & -228)

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the City of White Settlement water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers has exceeded the Maximum Contaminate Level (MCL) for combined radium (-226 &-228). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.U.EPA) has established the MCL for combined radium (-226 &-228) at 5 pico cures per liter (pCi/L) based on running annual average (RAA), and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL. Analysis of drinking water in your community for combined radium (-226 &-228) indicates a compliance value in quarter one 2014 of 6 pCi/L for EP010.

THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY. However, some people who drink water containing radium 226 and/or 228 in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

You DO NOT NEED to use an alternative water supply. However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you.

We are taking the following steps to address this issue: This water is blended with the water from Fort Worth, and with the rest of our distribution system and accounts for one twentieth of our water consumption. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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 Robert Smith at 817-205-8673.

Posted 7-7-2014