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City water system exceeded state regulations for contamination

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City officials are sending out notification letters to all water customers to inform them that the levels of contamination in the water system exceeded state regulations during the first quarter of 2016.

According to a city press release, the system currently meets state regulations and the water supply was never unsafe to consume during this period.

In response to the levels, the city is installing an automatic flush valve near 2700 Centerpoint to increase water flow and reduce formation of the contaminant compounds.

Staff members are working with Gaudalupe-Blanco River Authority and Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. to create a project that investigates solutions for reducing the formation of the compound.

The project will also develop and investigate other disinfection by-products at the Surface Water Treatment Plant and throughout the water distribution system.

APAI will deliver a final report to the city by mid-May 2016, and funding for improvements recommended by the study will be requested in the next fiscal year’s water and wastewater budget, according to the release.