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posted February 12, 2010 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for freewill     Edit/Delete Message
Yesterday, 2/11 Aqua Texas issued yet another "Notice" that E-coli was found in the untreated water from one of their wells supplying Woodcreek North. Yuck! This is the 3rd. such Notice since the first of the year. It's bad enough to pay almost $200 per month for their service, now we find out it's got crap in it! What are they doing, recycling our poop?

I know, it's not funny, I am just trying to keep from crying. Be sure and attend the meeting with the TCEQ tonight at the City of Woodcreek City Hall 7:00pm.

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posted February 12, 2010 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jerry     Edit/Delete Message
I have seen their trucks a couple of times in two different locations close to the Blanco river. Surely they are not selling untreated river water?

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posted February 12, 2010 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cgm     Edit/Delete Message
What happens if someone calls the County Health Dept to complain?

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posted April 20, 2010 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kayh     Edit/Delete Message
cgm...I would guess that nothing happens. I have Aqua Texas also. I had some concerns/complaints that they refused to address, despite me being a customer. I can also say that Rep. Rose was less than interested when I spoke with him. Yet I did get a letter when he was up for re-election reminding me to vote for him and mentioning his concerns regarding Aqua Texas and that with regard to them, he is "on the job". I wrote him back.
Poo in the water. Makes one want to make up a nice cold fresh batch of homemade lemonade....and send it to Aqua Texas. This situation with them reminds me of the movie Erin Brockovich (sp). In the movie, she invites the representatives of the water company to have a drink of water poured fresh from the tap. The looks on their faces was priceless.

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posted May 23, 2010 07:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for freewill     Edit/Delete Message
Another Do Do Notice!!!

"May 20, 2010

Dear Woodcreek North Customer:

Aqua Texas routinely monitors the raw water from our wells in the Woodcreek Phase 2 public water system, I.D. No. 1050039. Raw water well samples collected on May 19, 2010 and reported to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on May 20, 2010 tested positive for E. coli bacteria. These were NOT treated water samples, and the wells are equipped with disinfection. Samples collected after disinfection showed no bacteria present. This demonstrates that the existing treatment in your system is working — and the benefits of having effective water treatment systems in place.

E. Coli are microbes whose presence indicates that the water might be contaminated with human or animal wastes. These bacteria can make you sick and are a particular concern for infants, young children and people with weakened immune systems.

There is not an immediate risk, and you do not need to purchase bottled water to drink. On the same day that Aqua collected the raw water samples, we collected two samples from the distribution system. Again, those samples did not show the presence of any bacteria.

Aqua treats all of our raw well water with chlorine disinfectant before it is distributed to customers. Chlorine levels are monitored continuously at the well stations with continuous chlorine analyzers that will automatically shut off the wells if chlorination is interrupted. Aqua filed an application to TCEQ for certification that the disinfection processes already in place at the wells in the Woodcreek Phase 2 water system effectively treat the drinking water and provide the required treatment protection under the new ground water rule. On May 12, 2010 we received concurrence from TCEQ that a disinfectant residual of at least 0.33 mg/L at the Arapaho plant and 0.31 mg/L at the Golf Crest plant provides effective disinfection. At the time the raw water samples were collected, the treated water disinfectant level was 1.72 mg/L and 1.64 mg/L at the plants.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available at the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1.800.426.4791.

If you have any questions, please contact Larry Mitchell, Environmental Compliance Coordinator, at 1.512.990.4400, ext. 109. If your call is not answered, please leave your name and number, and someone will return your call promptly.



Bottled water anyone?

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posted May 24, 2010 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for XIIthMan     Edit/Delete Message
I don't want to sound like an Aqua Texas apologist but fecal contamination of groundwater is out of their control. It is most likely from failing septic systems following heavy rains. Now, if the contamination was in the treated water, that would be on them.

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