According to a public notice released this week, the city failed to collect the required daily samples for chlorine dioxide and chlorite entering the city’s distribution system during the months of October and November 2013.
Public water supplies are required by the state to test daily for the levels of those compounds.
“Failure to monitor or monitoring inadequately makes it impossible to know if there is chlorine dioxide in excess of the maximum residual disinfectant level (MRDL) requirements of 1.0 mg/l (ppm),” the notice said.
Failure to collect the daily samples is considered a violation of TCEQ regulations, and it must be reported to water system customers.
The notice said that anyone who has questions concerning the violation should contact Cesario Vela at (361) 358-4641 or Michael Lentz at (361) 547-9070.