The Boil Water Notices for the City of Buffalo and Rodell Water have been rescinded. See the notices below:
Notice of Violation of the Routine Monitoring for Chlorine (DBP) Major for the City of Buffalo Water Works and Rodell Water System. Complete information is in the link below:
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT and
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Monitoring Violations Annual Notice IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Monitoring Requirements Not Met for: RODELL WATER SUPPLY
Our system failed to collect every required coliform sample. Although this incident was not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did (are doing) to correct this situation.
We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the months of October 2020 through December 2020 and January 2021, we did not monitor or test for coliform bacteria and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.
What should I do? There is nothing you need to do at this time. You may continue to drink the water. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, we are required to notify you within 24 hours.
What is being done? We have collected the required coliform sample in February of 2021 and are no longer in violation. For more information, please contact the City of Buffalo Water Works, new owner of the Rodell Water Supply, at 903-322-4741 or 812 N. Buffalo Avenue, Buffalo, Texas, 75831.
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). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by the City of Buffalo Water Works, new owner of the Rodell Water Supply, Public Water System ID#: TX1450032. Date distributed: April 1, 2021.
Boil Water Notice Rescinded as of February 25, 2021
On February 17, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Buffalo Water Works, PWS ID#1450001, including the former Rodell Water, PWSID#1450032, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of February 25, 2021 at 12:15 pm.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Public Works Director, Michael Hahn at 903-907-1180 or the City of Buffalo Water Works at 903-322-4741 or 903-322-5909.
Public Notice to Boil Water as of February 17, 2021
Due to multiple issues, including reduced pressure and line breaks associated with our current weather conditions, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, City of Buffalo Water Works, PWS#1450001, 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 water system officials 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 the matter, you may contact Michael Hahn, Public Works Director, at 903-907-1180.