SWNTX inquiry into DBP testing during chlorine burns

How would you feel if you discovered that the Consumer Confidence Report regarding water quality you receive from your city each year deliberately excluded data regarding chemical disinfection byproducts (DBPs) known to cause harm at higher levels? Sadly, this is exactly what has been taking place in North Texas.

Safer Water, North Texas (SWNTX) believes that this is illogical and unethical, so along with our attorney, we are formally calling for North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) and Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to require routine testing of DBPs during all future chlorine burns and include this data in annual compliance averages and/or any reports given to residents/consumers. For specific details regarding this request, see Christopher T. Nidel’s letter (of Nidel & Nace Law, SWNTX Legal Counsel) to Tom Kula (NTMWD Executive Director) and L’Oreal W. Stepney (TCEQ Office of Water Deputy Director) dated January 31:

https://saferwaternorthtexas.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/1-31-19-letter-to-ntwd.pdf

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As we await a reply to Mr. Nidel, Safer Water, North Texas hopes that the 13 member cities will take this matter seriously and put pressure on NTMWD and TCEQ so that North Texas citizens will receive accurate and complete information regarding our water quality for 2019.

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