Eastland, Texas, a premier city with a rich history and a
bright future. Eastland is located on Interstate 20, just over an hours
drive to the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, and has matured from an oil
and gas driven agricultural and ranching community, to a bustling
business and retail center for a multi-county region. We estimate
Eastland's current population to be around 3,800 people.
Eastland was named for Capt. William M. Eastland, San Jacinto hero and Texas Ranger. Current area resources include oil, ranching, farming and manufacturing. Fruit, pecans,
vegetables, and feed crops are also important economic drivers.
Visitors to Eastland find that Eastland has
not lost its friendly atmosphere or its small-town feel. With a
quality of life considered to be one of the best in the region,
Eastland offers abundant parkland, a historic downtown area,
hunting and fishing recreational opportunities for young and
old, quality rated schools, good housing and a growing business
All of these elements make Eastland a
wonderful place to live, work and raise a family... and a
popular place to do business.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
02/27/2017 - February 21, 2017
Notice of Surface Water Treatment Technique Violation by the ECWSD
The City of Eastland purchases and distributes treated water from the Eastland County Water Supply District (ECWSD) (PWSID TX0670019) to City of Eastland customers. In November 2016 and December 2016 the ECWSD violated drinking water requirements as described below. Although this was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we did (are doing) to correct this situation.
The ECWSD routinely monitors the disinfection provided to the water treated through its surface water treatment plant. In November and December, 2016 the ECWSD failed to meet the minimum treatment standards for disinfection of the water treated through the plant for more than four consecutive hours at least once each month. Inadequately disinfected water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.
The ECWSD also routinely monitors its filtered water for turbidity (cloudiness). This indicates whether the water supply to the customers has been adequately filtered. The ECWSD failed to meet the minimum treatment standards for the turbidity level in its filtered water in November and December, 2016. Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
What does this mean?
This is not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified within 24 hours.
What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other actions. We do not know of any contamination, and none of our testing has shown disease-causing organisms in the drinking water.
What is being done?
The ECWSD has implemented standard operating procedures to reduce the chance of these treatment technique violations from happening again. The ECWSD has also rehabilitated the filters at the water treatment plant to improve filtration at the water treatment plant.
Please share this information with other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). If you want more information about the nature and significance of this violation, you may contact City Manager Ron Duncan_ at _(254) 629-8321.
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