TCEQ Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: Water Sampling
In compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Town of Annetta was issued a Tier III Monitoring Violation for not sampling for lead and copper during the summer of 2015. Based upon a miscommunication, it was believed that the sampling frequency for a system the size of the Deer Creek would indicate samples were required in 2016. In the past, Deer Creek has been on a nine-year sampling frequency and is now on a three-year sampling frequency. The Town of Annetta was notified in October 2015 that the data was due in September 2015. In the past, the Town of Annetta received reminders as the various deadlines approach if the appropriate data had not yet been provided. However, that was not the case in this situation.
What is most important is that immediately upon notification and to continue to ensure the safety of our water, Annetta collected lead and copper samples. Samples collected for the Deer Creek water system for both lead and copper met all Federal and State requirements.
The Town of Annetta is committed to exceeding recommended water safety standards. We continue to test regularly and monitor closely.
If you have any questions, please contact Glenn Kincaid at (817) 441-5770.