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  • August 1st, 2017 - CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG: IT IS THE LAW!
    Calling 811 Reduces Risk of Damaged Utility Lines by 99 Percent

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    Calling 811 Reduces Risk of Damaged Utility Lines by 99 Percent

    EASTLAND (August 9, 2017) – Did you know that, before you dig, it is required by law to call 811 to have all buried utility lines located and marked? Atmos Energy wants to thank homeowners and excavators alike for observing the law and keeping our communities safe by always calling 811 before digging.
    Since 2008, Atmos Energy has seen a 47 percent increase in requests by the public to have underground natural gas lines marked. Once underground utility lines are marked, it is important to take special care around all line markings by digging by hand.
    “The greatest risk to our natural gas pipelines is accidental damage while digging,” said John Paris, president of Atmos Energy’s Mid-Tex division. “Even minor damage, such as a scrape, dent, or crease in a pipeline or its coating, can cause a leak.”
    Every time the excavating public calls 811 before digging, the chance of hitting an underground utility line decreases to 99.9 percent. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to their local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the digging site to mark the locations of underground utility-owned lines with flags and spray paint, free of charge.
    “Atmos Energy located 2.1 million underground natural gas lines in 2016. We appreciate our customers observing this important safety law. Calling 811 is the law in every state that we serve. All excavators call 811 at least three business days before digging on public or private property,” said Paris.

    For more information, visit atmosenergy.com/811 or call811.org.

    About Atmos Energy
    Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is the country's largest, fully-regulated, natural-gas-only distributor, serving over three million natural gas distribution customers in over 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy also manages company-owned natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas. For more information, visit www.atmosenergy.com. Atmos Energy can also be accessed through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • July 1st, 2017 - MAJOR WATER LEAK REQUIRES BOIL WATER NOTICE
    Service should be restored by 6 p.m. today

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    The City of Eastland experienced a major leak in the water supply line from Eastland County Water Supply. This leak, about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, stopped all flow of water to the elevated storage tank. As a result the city has been without adequate pressure for several hours. City crews have been making repairs to restore water service. We anticipate service will be restored to the City by 6 p.m. today (Tuesday, July 18). Once water services are restored the City will immediately be under a Boil Water Notice. Once conditions no longer require boiling of water the public will be informed. Thank you for your patience.
    Public Notice to Boil Water
    July 18, 2017
    Due to a break in the main water service line, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the CITY OF EASTLAND to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
    To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
    When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the City of Eastland will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
    If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Ron Duncan, Eastland City Manager at 254-629-8321.
  • July 1st, 2017 - CITY PARK RECEIVES UPGRADE FROM LOCAL BUSINESS
    $1,000 Donation Installs Edging

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    Following recent upgrades at the Eastland City Park, CJ Prater, Administrator of Eastland Nursing & Rehabilitation wanted to help with the park improvements. After a conversation with City Manager Ron Duncan, Eastland Nursing & Rehab donated $1,000 to the project which was used to purchase edging material to be placed around the playground equipment to help contain soft surface material.

    On July 26 a group of Eastland Nursing & Rehab staff, along with Prater and City of Eastland Public Works employees installed the edging material and the soft gravel around the playground equipment. The gravel gives children a softer landing at the end of the slide as well as the general play area for falls. The edging will help prevent the material from shifting away during play time.

    “We really appreciate Eastland Nursing & Rehabilitation for their generous contribution to our community,” said Eastland City Manager Ron Duncan. “By their contribution and hard work our park is a safer place for our children to enjoy. Eastland Nursing & Rehab should be commended for their community pride and for the service they offer to the area.”
  • June 2nd, 2017 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
    Notice of Surface Water Treatment Technique Violation by the Eastland County Water Supply District 1 (ECWSD)
    June 16, 2017

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    Notice of Surface Water Treatment Technique Violation by the Eastland County Water Supply District 1 (ECWSD)
    June 16, 2017

    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) set minimum water quality standards for public drinking water. These standards include enforceable treatment technique requirements for drinking water. In May 20-17 the ECWSD which sells water to City of Eastland, 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.

    Low Disinfection
    The ECWSD routinely monitors the disinfection provided to the water treated through its surface water treatment plant. In May 2017 the ECWSD failed to meet the minimum treatment standards for disinfection of the treated water through the plant for more than four consecutive hours at least once in the month. In 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.

    What does it 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 yo0ur water or take other actions beyond notifying your users of the treatment technique violation described herein. We do not know of any contamination, and none of our testing has shown disease-causing organisms in the drinking water.

    What should I Do?
    The ECWSD has implemented standard operating procedures to reduce the chance of these treatment technique violations from happening again. The ECWSD has also prepared for you the required public notice that you are required to provide to your water users.
    Please share this information with all the 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 Ron Duncan, City Manager at 254-629-8321

    Public Water System ID # TX0670002
  • June 1st, 2017 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
    Notice of Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL, Non-Acute Chlorine Dioxide)
    Violation by the Eastland County Water Supply District 1 (ECWSD)
    June 16, 2017

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    Notice of Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL, Non-Acute Chlorine Dioxide)
    Violation by the Eastland County Water Supply District 1 (ECWSD)
    June 16, 2017

    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the Eastland County Water Supply District 1 (PWS TX0670019) which supplies treated drinking water to the City of Eastland (PWS TX0670002) that the drinking water supplied to customers in March 2017 has exceeded the Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MEDL) for Chlorine Dioxide. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MRDL for CHLORINE DIOXIDE at 0.8 mg/L, based on a daily sample result, and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MRDL. Eastland County Water Supply District 1 collected the required follow up samples in March 2017.

    Some infants and young children who drink water containing chlorine dioxide in excess of the MRDL could experience nervous system effects. Similar effects may occur in fetuses of pregnant women who drink water containing chlorine dioxide in excess of the MRDL. Some people may experience anemia.

    The Chlorine Dioxide violations reported today are the result of exceedances at the treatment facility plant only, not within the distribution system which delivers water to consumers. Continued compliance with Chlorine Dioxide levels within the distribution system minimizes the potential risk of these violations to consumers.

    What is being done?
    The ECWSD has implemented standard operating procedures to reduce the chance of exceeding the MRDL for chlorine dioxide at the treatment plant again. The ECWSD has also prepared foe you the required public notice that you are required to provide to your water users.
    Please share this information with all the 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 Ron Duncan, City Manager at 254-629-8321

    Public Water System ID # TX0670002
  • May 1st, 2017 - SIGN UP FOR ONCOR ALERTS
    Be notified when outages occur in your area

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    Sign up with your account info and select how you want to be notified. Go to
    http://oncor.com/EN/Pages/My-Oncor-Alerts.aspx
  • April 3rd, 2017 - EASTLAND CITY POOL 2017 SEASON OPENS MAY 27 CLOSES AUGUST 12
    Opening Day/Splash Day is Saturday, May 27

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    OPENS MAY 27, CLOSES AUGUST 12

    ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS DURING REGULAR POOL HOURS

    Opening Day/Splash Day is Saturday, May 27
    Free Splash Day admission will be by ticket only.
    Tickets will be available at City Hall beginning May 24th.
    Splash Day will have two sessions.
    Splash Day Session 1 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Splash Day Session 2 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Hours of Operation:
    Closed on Wednesdays
    HOURS: 1:00 to 5:30 every day except Wednesday.

    Evening Swim: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday only
    TUESDAY evening will be Adult and Family Swim, no unaccompanied children under age 17 allowed.

    Admission:
    Admission $3.00 (children 6 years and under must be accompanied by parent, guardian or responsible adult)
    65 years and older Free

    Passes: (obtain at City Hall)
    25 admission punch card $60.00 50 admission punch card $120.00

    Concessions/No Outside Drinks and Food
    A Concession Stand is open during normal pool hours.
    No outside food or drinks allowed into pool area during regular pool hours.

    Private Parties:
    We begin accepting reservations at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at City Hall.
    THIS DATE IS FOR IN PERSON RESERVATIONS ONLY. No phone reservations made on May 16. Phone reservations will be accepted beginning Wednesday, May 17.
    Party dates begin Friday, June 2; final party date Sunday, July 30

    Hours:
    2 hour period 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
    Set-up for party may begin at 6:00 p.m., no earlier.

    Fees:
    Total number of patrons in facility including non-swimmers
    0 49 150.00 deposit 100.00
    50 99 250.00 deposit 125.00
    100 149 300.00 deposit 150.00

    Parties will be scheduled in advance with City Hall and require a deposit which will be applied to the total fee. The balance must be paid in full two weeks in advance of the party date. Patrons will be required to read the party rules and cancellation policy, and then sign a form indicating they were read before a reservation will be finalized.
  • April 2nd, 2017 - ECWD FREE-CHLORINE CONVERSION WILL END MAY 1
    System will revert back to normal injections on Monday

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    Effective Monday, May 1, 2017, the ECWSD system, which includes the City of Eastland, will revert back to our normal Chloramine disinfection process. Any customers or facilities using sensitive water filtering systems, such as Hospital Labs, Dialysis Centers and Nursing Home facilities are advised to check your systems and make adjustments if necessary.

    The Eastland County Water Supply District (ECWSD), under the direction of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has conducted the Free-Chlorine Conversion of the Eastland-Ranger Water System since March 1, 2017. The Conversion consisted of changing our water disinfection from Chloramine to Free-Chlorine. This was a routine maintenance procedure in which our Public Works staff flushed water lines throughout the city during the burn-out period. The Free-Chlorine Conversion procedure has been completed and we will return to normal Chloramine disinfection beginning Monday, May 1, 2017.

    For further information on this or other City matters, please contact Eastland City Hall at 113 E. Commerce or 254-629-8321.
  • February 5th, 2017 - EASTLAND COUNTY WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT WILL CONDUCT A FREE-CHLORINE CONVERSION FOR THE EASTLAND RANGER WATER SYSTEM
    Beginning March 1, 2017

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    The Eastland County Water Supply District (ECWSD) will conduct a Free-Chlorine Conversion of the Eastland-Ranger Water System for the next 30 days, beginning on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The Conversion will consist of changing our water disinfection from Chloramine to Free-Chlorine. Our Public Works staff will also be flushing water lines throughout the city during the burn-out period. Customers may notice a slight change in smell to a more chlorine smell, such as the odor you may notice around a swimming pool. This is a routine maintenance procedure and will have no harmful effects.

    We will start this process on March 1, 2017. Any customers or facilities using sensitive water filtering systems, such as Hospital Labs, Dialysis Centers and Nursing Home facilities are advised to check your systems and make adjustments if necessary.

    We will announce return to our normal treatment process in another Press Release once the Free-Chlorine Conversion procedure has been completed.

    For further information on this or other City matters, please contact Eastland City Hall at 113 E. Commerce or 254-629-8321.
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