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Triggered Source Monitoring & Report Violation: Groundwater Rule

Bell-Milam-Falls WSC, PWS 0140007, failed to collect the required number of triggered source bacteriological samples for fecal indicator monitoring of the groundwater system during April 2020 and September 2020. The monitoring is required by the TCEQ "Drinking Water Standards" and the federal "Safe Drinking Water Act," Public Law 95-523.

Triggered source samples are used to monitor water quality and indicate if the water is free of fecal indicator bacteria.  Following a positive routine total coliform result in our distribution system, our water system is required to submit one triggered source sample for every active groundwater well source.  Failure to collect all required triggered source samples is a violation of the monitoring requirements and we are required to notify you of this violation.

There is nothing you need to do at this time.  We completed Level 1 assessment as directed by TCEQ. For more information, please contact Robert Jekel at  254-697-4016 or P O Drawer 150, Cameron, TX 76520.