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  • 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
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  • 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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