City of Frisco’s Mid-Chlorine Burn Independent Test Results: 2018 vs 2019

Click the link below for a comparison of Frisco’s 2018 & 2019 mid-chlorine burn independent test results.

https://saferwaternorthtexas.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/city-of-frisco-mid-chlorine-burn-independent-test-results-2018-vs-2019-v1_0.pdf

NOTE: The expanded report includes January compliance test results for both years.

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City of Plano’s Mid-Chlorine Burn Independent Test Results: 2018 vs 2019

Click the link below for a comparison of Plano’s 2018 & 2019 mid-chlorine burn independent test results.

https://saferwaternorthtexas.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/city-of-plano-mid-chlorine-burn-independent-test-results-2018-vs-2019-v1_1.pdf

NOTE: The expanded report includes January compliance test results for both years.

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2019 City Council Candidate Q&A

We recently e-mailed all of the city council candidates in Plano, Frisco, Allen, and McKinney, requesting their thoughts on several water-related questions. We will add links to their responses as we receive them.

PLANO
Daniel Long (Place/District 1)
Maria Tu (Place/District 1)
Bill Lisle III (Place/District 1)
Colleen Aguilar-Epstein (Place/District 3)
Rick Grady (Place/District 3)
Byron Abraham Bradford (Place 5)
Ron Kelley (Place 5)
Shelby Williams (Place 5)
Lily Bao (Place 7)
Ann Bacchus (Place 7)
LaShon Ross (Place 7)

FRISCO
Shona Huffman (Place 2)
Jeanne Weisz (Place 2)
Mukesh Parna (Place 2)
Bill Woodard (Place 4)
Stephanie Cleveland (Place 4)

ALLEN
Melanie Hughes (Place 4)
Chris Schulmeister (Place 4)
Jon Toney (Place 6)
Baine Brooks (Place 6)

McKINNEY
Fred Fink (At Large)
Frederick Frazier (At Large)
Stephen Kallas (At Large)
John Mott (At Large)
Rainey Rogers (District 2)
Rick Franklin (District 4)
Siotha Vest (District 4)

Report your symptoms

Reminder_symptoms

1) Safer Water North Texas Survey: https://sites.google.com/view/SaferWaterNTXsurveys
2) Your City
3) Your County Health Department
4) North Texas Municipal Water District: Select “Water Services” from the drop down menu for Department – https://www.ntmwd.com/contact-us/
5) Texas Commission on Environmental Quality: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/compliance/complaints
6) Public Utility Commission of Texas: http://puc.texas.gov/consumer/complaint/Complaint.aspx

*NOTE: If you experience new or worsening symptoms during the chlorine burn (March 4-April 1, 2019), we encourage you to use our survey to send us the additional information, but please make sure to use the same email address so your submissions will be linked.

TCEQ is choosing not to test for TTHMs and HAA5 during NTMWD chlorine burn

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) replied to our attorney, Chris Nidel’s, letter and request to test for disinfection byproducts (DBPs)during the upcoming 2019 chlorine burn. You can read their reply below.

To summarize, TCEQ is choosing not to test for TTHMs and HAA5 during NTMWD chlorine burn. While we strongly believe this goes against what Texas Administrative Code and the Code of Federal Regulations requires and seems ethically wrong (see our original request with documentation HERE), at the end of the day TCEQ is in charge of compliance for water systems in Texas. As such, moving forward, we encourage Safer Water North Texas members to continue to ask for your cities to run independent tests for these DBPs during the burn and make all resulting data publicly available. Both the cities of Plano & Frisco have already announced that they will be doing this during the 2019 NTMWD chlorine burn. Plano has gone a step further and suggested that they will include the data on their Consumer Confidence Reports as supplementary data provided for consumers to review. Since TCEQ is choosing not to collect data during this time frame, we believe this is the next best scenario. If you are a Plano or Frisco resident, please get in touch with your city officials to thank them for their willingness to test and make the results available; we applaud and sincerely appreciate their initiative and transparency.

https://saferwaternorthtexas.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/chloramine-conversion-process-response-letter-from-tceq.pdf

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