Safer Water, North Texas Featured in Local Profile

Local Profile recently wrote a piece about water concerns in North Texas & took the initiative to speak with our leadership during the process. We appreciate the depth of the article & the way our group’s concerns were respected & validated. We encourage you to read/share this piece as well as reach out to Alex & Local Profile to thank them for their integrity in covering this issue (pages 48-52).

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What have we learned (so far) from the Plano and Frisco chlorine burn results?

(1) When we compare each city’s January 2018 & 2019 PRE-chlorine burn TTHMs, there is little difference. However, when we compare their 2018 & 2019 MID-chlorine burn TTHMs, we see some significant increases this year.

When we averaged the 2018 independent test results and the most recent set of 2019 independent test results for each city, here’s what we found:

  • Plano’s average chlorine burn TTHMs increased from 73.1 ppb to 91.9 ppb.
  • Frisco’s average chlorine burn TTHMs increased from 80 ppb to 93 ppb (99.6 ppb if we count the highest concentration of TTHMs regardless of date)

(2) While Frisco provided more *rounds* of tests, Plano tested at the same point in the chlorine burn (3 weeks & 2 days) both years, making it easier to compare apples to apples.

(3) Plano tested at the pump stations (Frisco did not), which is where we saw some of the most dramatic increases. Why is that?

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.

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)

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

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

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)