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Public Notice Requirement Acute Coliform MCL

Public notice language for acute coliform MCL (maximum contaminant level) violation.

§290.122(a) Acute MCL or Treatment Technique Violations

Violation Report Form

1. Notify TCEQ by the next business day; For turbidity exceedences, notify TCEQ within 24 hours.

2. Submit to TCEQ copies of all notifications within ten days of distribution.

3. Initial public notice:

  • Notify customers within 24 hours; and Include mandatory health effects language.
  • Community systems:
    Provide notice to radio and TV stations; and Publish the notice in a daily newspaper (If a daily newspaper is not available to all customers, notify customers by direct delivery or by continuously posting in conspicuous places).
  • Noncommunity systems:
    Notify by direct delivery; or Continuously post the notice in conspicuous places for as long as the violation exists or at least 7 days.

4. Additional public notices:

  • Include mandatory health effects language.
  • Community Systems:
    Within 45 days, notify customers by direct mail or with the water bill; or By hand delivery; and Issue a notice at least every three months by mail or by hand delivery, for as long as the violation exists.
  • Noncommunity systems:
    If initial notice was by continuous posting, continue to post the notice, for as long as the violation exists or at least 7 days; and If initial notice was by direct delivery, the notice must be repeated every three months for as long as the violation exists.

5. When the violation is corrected, notification must be issued in the same manner as the original notice was issued.