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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Slight Adjustments to City of Alice Water Treatment process

We would like to reassure our community that the City of Alice water is safe to drink and we are making slight changes to our treatment process.

For Immediate Release:    January 22, 2019 -  5:00 p.m.

City of Alice Media Release - Slight Adjustments to City of Alice Water Treatment process

Recently we have received calls concerning a taste and odor in the water.

We would like to reassure our community that the City of Alice water is safe to drink and we are making slight changes to our treatment process.

We are a surface water community that means our water source is Lake Corpus Christi.  We pump water to Lake Findley and then onto our plant for treatment.

Periodically Lake Stratification more commonly known as Lake Turn Over occurs in Lake Findley.  This is a natural process where water turns over from bottom to top.  This causes a strong odor in the water.  Even though the water is properly and thoroughly treated, filtered and disinfected, it can still have a mild taste and odor as it goes through our distribution lines.  To address this issue, we have begun making slight treatment adjustments and will continue to adjust and monitor daily.  This process could last for up to two weeks.

Furthermore, the City of Alice has continuous monitoring at our treatment plant throughout the entire treatment, filtration and disinfection process.  We also monitor our distribution system daily with thorough sampling and monitoring and follow an approved monitoring plan. Additionally, we perform weekly bacteriological sampling to ensure the safety of our water.  A certified lab completes this weekly testing.

We would like to reassure our community the City of Alice water is safe to drink.

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