All City of Nacogdoches Water Customers
in this water bill you find a mandatory notice from the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This notice is the result
of a water test taken by TECQ in September of 2016. One site in our
lake water system and one site in our well water system indicated
elevated levels of Trihalomethane (THM). This notice was previously
included in your water bill last November, and will continue to be
printed quarterly throughout 2017. This notice is a repeat
of information from last September and is not a notice about new or
TESTS TAKEN BEFORE AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER TCEQ’S TEST HAVE SHOWED
VERY LOW (NORMAL) LEVELS OF THMs. The City of Nacogdoches believes
TCEQ’s test results were in error and have requested these
erroneous values be removed from our record. While we continue to
dispute these results, we are obligated to repeatedly provide you the
same public notice.
water is SAFE
for drinking, cooking, bathing and other uses. It does
require boiling or filtering for use.
are compounds which are naturally formed as a by-product of chlorine
reacting with organic materials and always exist in our water.
Chlorine is how we disinfect our water to make it safe to drink.
THMs could present a health risk only if you drank water with very
high levels for many years.
City of Nacogdoches continues to make frequent tests throughout our
distribution system to ensure we are providing clean, safe, drinking
water for our citizens. We will immediately post accurate and timely
information in the event we ever have any public health concerns with
our water supply in your water bill, our webpage, and via social
you have any questions you may contact Steve Bartlett (City Engineer)
936-559-2522 or Bart Allen (Water Utilities Manager) at
936-564-5046 ext 2585.