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MCL Coliform Violation (TCR22)

Note: All June repeat samples; July and August samples were negative for total coliform bacteria.

The MEN WSC / 1750015 water system collected two (2) water samples during June 2015, that contained coliform bacteria. This water system is required to submit a minimum of six (6) routine water samples each month for bacteriological analysis. Two (2) routine samples were coliform-found and zero (0) repeat samples were coliform-found for the month and year indicated above.

The texas Commision on Enviromental Quality (TCEQ) sets drinking water standards in Texas and has determined that the presence of total coliform is a possible health concern. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally presnet in the enviroment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

For water systems analyzing at least 40 samples per month, no more than five (5) percent of the monthly samples may be positive for total coliform. For systems analyzing fewer than 40 samples per month, no more than one (1) sample per month may be positive for total coliform.

 If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Dennis Donoho at        (903)872-1899