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  • 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 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.
  • February 3rd, 2017 - MAJOR ENHANCEMENT TO EASTLAND’S AIRPORT GOES LIVE
    Will put Eastland on weather maps

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    A new high technology state-of-the-art “Automated Weather Observation Station” (AWOS) at the Eastland Municipal Airport is now live and broadcasting real-time local weather information every minute of every day year round. Getting AWOS up and broadcasting has been a collaborative effort by the Eastland Economic Development Corporation, the Eastland Industrial Foundation, and the City of Eastland in conjunction with TxDOT Aviation Department and the Federal Aviation Administration. From the new $1.5 million “Troy Taylor” terminal and resurfaced runway to the brand new $100,000 city hangar facility, AWOS is the latest service addition to enhance the aviation experience and comfort of local, area and cross country pilots.

    AWOS Project Manager and Airport Engineer with Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd of Abilene, Weldon Scrivner, said “Bringing this AWOS Station to Eastland has been a 14-month collaborative effort. When something was needed locally from land acquisition to electric service or anything else, it was accomplished quickly and decisively. Now pilots who fly into or out of Eastland can obtain up to the minute and accurate critical weather information they need in order to plan for a safe flight.”

    Bode Zietz, longtime manager of the Eastland Airport said ”Now, medical and emergency aircraft such as our home based Air Evac or aircraft from major medical centers can know when it is safe to travel in and out of our airspace. They can now get real time Eastland weather stats right off the internet from wherever they are.”

    “Safety…. That is the most important thing that the new AWOS brings to Eastland. We’re excited. We’ve invested a lot of resources at our airport in the last couple of years. The new weather station however is a quantum leap that brings everything together,” said Eastland City Manager Ron Duncan.

    “These developments will serve to enhance Eastland’s fast developing Air Business Park which is designed to house aviation related businesses and bring new jobs to Eastland,” said Jerry Conner, Executive Director of the Eastland Economic Development Corporation.

    For further information on this or other City matters, please contact Eastland City Hall at 113 E. Commerce or 254-629-8321.
  • February 2nd, 2017 - CITY SEEKS CANDIDATES TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS
    Historic Preservation, Planning & Zoning, Board of Adjustment

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    The City of Eastland is currently seeking persons interested in serving on city appointed boards that help make vital decisions for the city�s growth and future. As board vacancies arise, each Board will review their applications and submit a list of applicants to the City Commission for appointment. When multiple applications are received the remaining applications will go on file for future appointments. Each board has their own board member guidelines concerning who may serve.

    HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD:
    Powers/Duties: Among other functions, to protect and enhance the landmarks and districts which represent distinctive elements of Eastland�s historic, architectural, and cultural heritage. Encourage stabilization, restoration, and improvements of historic properties and their values.

    PLANNING & ZONING BOARD:
    Powers/Duties: Among other functions, to make, amend, extend, or add to a Land Use Plan for the physical development of the City; recommend to City Commission approval or disapproval of proposed changes in the zoning districts and/or ordinances; Approve or disapprove the platting or subdividing of land within the corporate limits of the City and within adjacent areas as permitted by law.

    BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:
    Powers/Duties: Among other functions, to hear and decide appeals where alleged error of law in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made during enforcement of the Planning & Zoning Code; interpret the provisions of the code in such a way as to carry out the intent and purpose of the plan.

    For an application, stop by Eastland City Hall at 113 E Commerce St. For more information, contact Shirley Stuart, Bill Dolen or Terry Simmons at 254-629-8321.

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