CITY OF HUNTINGTON PWS 0030002 failed to collect the required number of triggered source bacteriological samples for fecal indicator monitoring of the ground water system during June, 2022. This monitoring is required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s “Drinking Water Standards” and the federal “Safe Drinking Water Act”, Public Law 95-523.
Triggered source samples (raw water samples) are used to monitor water quality and indicate if the water is free of fecal indicator bacteria. Following a positive routine total coliform result in our distribution system, our water system is required to submit one triggered source sample for every active ground water well. Failure to collect all required triggered source samples is a violation of the monitoring requirements and we are required to notify you of this violation.
We are taking the following actions to address this issue: in order to return to compliance, we were required to collect a raw sample from each active well. Since we have two active wells, we had to collect a raw sample from each well, which we did, and returned to compliance as of 8/22/2022.
Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have any questions regarding this violation, you may contact Shane Price @ 936-585-8795. October 17, 2023