CITY OF LAREDO
Notice of Surface Water Treatment Technique Violation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21,2019
REPORTS SUBMITTED TO TCEQ
10/01/2019 - 10/08/2019
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LAREDO, Texas – October 21, 2019—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.
The City of Laredo (PWS 2400001) failed to meet the minimum treatment technique requirements for the months of August and September 2019. Specifically, our water system failed to maintain an acceptable disinfectant residual throughout the distribution system for two consecutive Months.
The City of Laredo (PWS 2400001) has taken the following corrective action to prevent a reoccurrence of the violation:
A free chlorine burnout was implemented on September 30th running through October 31, 2019 as well as additional flushing in the distribution system.
There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. If you have specific health concerns, contact the City of Laredo Health Department at (956) 795-4900 or your doctor.
If you want more information about the nature and significance of this violation, you
may contact Tony Moreno at 956-795-2620.