BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED

BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED

April 21, 2017

On April 20, 2017 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Natalia Public Water System, PWSID 1630009, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as April 21, 2017.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact:

Lisa Hernandez                                            Art Smith             

City Administrator/Secretary                        Public Works Director

Phone: (830) 665-2206 ext. 16                       Phone: (830) 665-2206 ext.11

Email: cityadmin@cityofnatalia.com              Email: asmith@cityofnatalia.com

PO Box 270

2078 State Hwy 132 N.

Natalia, Texas 78059

We apologize for any inconvenience the water situation may have caused, and advised all customers to boil their water before consumption as a precautionary measure until lab results have determined the quality of the city’s water was safe for consumption. 

Also, please take this time to register for direct phone or email notifications of all happenings occurring in Medina County, including the City of Natalia, with I-Info; a service notification and alert system.  REGISTER HERE - https://prod2.i-info.com/registry/GroupSelect.aspx

 

 

BOIL WATER NOTICE IN EFFECT - RESCINDED, effective April 21, 2017!!

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

 April 20, 2017

Due to an 8” Main Line Break that occurred during evening hours of April 19, 2017, Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), subparagraph 290.46(q)(1), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires the City of Natalia Public Water System PWSID 1630009 to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

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 concerning this matter, you may contact:

Lisa Hernandez                                                   Art Smith             

City Administrator/Secretary                         Public Works Director

Phone: (830) 665-2206 ext. 16                       Phone: (830) 665-2206 ext.11

Email: cityadmin@cityofnatalia.com              Email: asmith@cityofnatalia.com

PO Box 270

2078 State Hwy 132 N.

Natalia, Texas 78059

 

TCEQ REPORTING VIOLATION FOR PERIOD 7/01/16-9/30/16

Mandatory Language for Monitoring and Reporting Violation

Failure to Submit Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR)

MONITORING, ROUTINE (DBP), MAJOR/CHLORINE

The CITY OF NATALIA Water System PWS ID 1630009 has violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 290, Subchapter F.  Public water systems are required to properly disinfect water before distribution, maintain acceptable disinfections residuals within the distribution system, monitor the disinfectant residual at various locations through the distribution system, and report the results of that monitoring to the TCEQ on a quarterly basis.

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

This violation occurred in the monitoring period of 7/01/16 – 9/30/16.

We are taking the following actions to address this issue:

Giving notice by publication, direct delivery to bill-paying customers and issuing certified delivery of 3rd Quarter Disinfectant Level Operating Report to TCEQ.

Please share this information with all other 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 Art Smith at (830) 663-2926.

Posted on April 17, 2017 - Published on April 19, 2017 - Delivery for April 28, 2017 on Utility Bills

 

 

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UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS AND RATE RESTRUCTURING PLAN

The City of Natalia, with the assistance from USDA Rural Development and M&S Engineering, have been working progressively towards making facility and infrastructure improvements to the city's utility systems since May 2015; and, in March 2016, M&S Engineering presented City Council with Water and Wastewater Preliminary Engineering and Evaluation Reports and electively decided to move forward with projects prioritized as high-importance.  The City of Natalia received loan and grant funding assistance through USDA Rural Development to complete the infrastructure improvement projects identified in the Utility Improvements Plan. 

To sustain a safe and reliable water and wastewater resource, restructuring of the utility rates were necessary to address the imbalance of utility revenue and expenses, repayment of the capital debt, to absorb replacement costs for short-lived assets, and to additionally generate sufficient revenue to cover annual inflation of maintenance and operational costs.

The restructured utility rates become effective next fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017; specifically starting on the meter-reading period beginning September 15th and ending October 15th for the billing date of November 1, 2017.

The following documents are being provided for your review:

  1. Utility Improvements & 5-Year Utility Rate Restructuring Plan
  2. Water Preliminary Engineering & Evaluation Report
  3. Sewer Preliminary Engineering & Evaluation Report