Important Information About Your Drinking Water



Reporting Requirement(s) Not Met for CITY OF ALPINE PWS 0220001

City of Alpine (PWS 0220001) has violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set by Texas

Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Title 30, Texas Administration Code (30 TAC), Section 290, Subchapter F. Public water systems are required to properly disinfect water before distribution, maintain acceptable disinfection residuals within the distribution system, monitor the disinfectant residual at various locations throughout the distribution system, and report the results of that monitoring to the TECQ on a quarterly basis.

Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water is safe from microbial contamination.

Type of violation: DLQOR

This violation(s) occurred in the monitoring period(s) 4Q2016, 1Q2017, 2Q2017, 3Q2017 and 4Q2017

We are taking the following actions to address this issue:

We set up a monitoring system to make sure it does not go under permitted levels.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, 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 Lorene Villanueva at 432-837-3301

Posted/Delivered on: 5-14-2018



Reporting Requirement(s) Not Met for CITY OF ALPINE PWS0220001

We are required to report the results of monitoring of your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis by JUNE 2016, JANUARY 2017 and August 2017. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. During JUNE 2016 and JUNE 2017 we did not report the results of monitoring for total coliform and repeat samples.

Our system failed to notify the state drinking water program as required by 6/2017. Although public health was not impacted, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct the situation.

What should I do? There is nothing you can do at this time. You do not need to boil your water or take other actions.

What is being done?  While we did not notify the state as quickly as we should have, we reported the results in 7/2017. We are no longer in violation.

For more information, please contact Lorene Villanueva at 309 Sul Ross Ave., Alpine, Texas 79830.

This notice is being sent to you by CITY OF ALPINE. State Water System ID# 0220001.

Date distributed: 5-14-2018


Triggered Source Monitoring and Reporting Violation: Ground Water Rule

City of Alpine PWS 0220001 failed to collect the required number of triggered source bacteriological sample for fecal indicator monitoring of the ground water system during May 2017. This monitoring is required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's "Drinking Water Standard" and the federal "Safe Drinking Water Act," Public Law 95-523

Triggered source samples (raw water samples) are used to monitor water quality and indicate if the water is free of fecal indicator bacteria. Following a positive routine total coliform results in our distribution system, our water system is required to submit one triggered source samples is a violation of the monitoring requirements and we are required to notify you of this violation.

We are taking the following actions to address this issue:

We have a designated area that has all the information needed as well as all the materials to make sure we comply with the regulations.

If you have any questions regarding this violation, you may contact:Lorene Villanueva at 432-837-3281