As regards our public water supply: under our current Mayor in Granite Shoals the City has engaged in a pattern of non testing and non reporting after lead excess in the water was discovered. While dismissing the importance in a September news interview, City Staff failed to mention a new lead excess violation had occurred in April of 2016. That fact is not covered in the article but it is in the public notice the city was forced to issue about their violations. Excerpts from both documents are below with links to the original sources. My opponent, the current Mayor claims he provided responsible leadership but these violations match his term in office and are as irresponsible as a public official can get. It is time for change in Granite Shoals. Vote Mike for Mayor!
Granite Shoals hit with lead testing violation
By David Barer, KXAN Investigative News
Published: September 2, 2016, 4:28 pm Updated: September 6, 2016
KXAN Investigative News
TCEQ lists six separate sets of violations spanning back more than four years. The violations include failing to properly collect lead and copper samples, failure to deliver public education materials following a failed lead test and failure to recommend optimal corrosion control treatment after the lead exceedence, among others, according to the TCEQ.
Granite Shoals City Public Notice May 19, 2016
We routinely sample at consumer’s taps for lead and copper. The tests show lead levels in the water above the limit, or “action limit”, so we are required evaluate the water system for corrosion control and recommend treatment options, if required, for corrosion control treatment. This treatment helps prevent lead and copper in the pipes from dissolving into the water. The list below has the corrosion control treatment actions which we did not complete, within the required time allowed by the drinking water regulations.
• Failure to submit Lead Public Education documentation to TCEQ
• Failed to submit recommendations for optimal corrosion control treatment
• Failed to perform corrosion control studies to determine whether treatment is necessary to reduce the corrosivity of the water
• Failed to maintain optimal water quality parameter minimum or ranges
• Failed to install and/or operate approved source water treatment and submit certification of treatment
• Failed to notify State of long - term change in treatment
• Failure to meet approved maximum permissible levels for entry point lead and copper