MaMandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level Violation 
MCL, AVERAGE / 02 / FLUORIDE

July 1, 2018The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the CITY OF SMYER water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for fluoride. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for fluoride at 4.0 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based on a running annual average, and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL.  

Analysis of drinking water in your community for fluoride indicates a compliance value
in quarter two 2018 of 5.3 mg/L for EP001

This is not an emergency. However, some people who drink water containing fluoride in excess of the MCL over many years could get bone disease, including pain and tenderness of the bones. Fluoride in drinking water at half the MCL or more may cause mottling of children’s teeth, usually in children less than nine years old. Mottling, also known as dental fluorosis, may include brown stain-ing and/or pitting of the teeth, and occurs only in developing teeth before they erupt from the gums.

An alternate source of water should be provided to the affected population, which consists of children less than nine years old. The alternate water should be used for drinking and cooking only. However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you. 

We are taking the following actions to address this issue: The City of Smyer is working with the TCEQ and the EPA to correct the problem. The City of Smyer offers water, filtered by reverse osmosis, available on tap at the front door of city hall. This tap is available at all times to the water customers of Smyer. Citizens need to bring their own container to carry the water. 

Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apart-ments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.  

If you have questions regarding this matter you may contact Jo Ann Beard, City Secretary, at (806) 234-3861.  
Posted/Delivered on: July 1, 2018



Mandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level Violation
MCL, AVERAGE / 02 / ARSENIC

July 1, 2018The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the CITY OF SMYER water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for arsenic. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for arsenic at 0.010 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based on a running annual average, and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL.  

Analysis of drinking water in your community for arsenic indicates a compliance value 
in quarter two 2018 of 0.018 mg/L for EP001

This is not an emergency. However, some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many years could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

You do not need to use an alternative water supply. However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you. 

We are taking the following actions to address this issue: The City of Smyer is working with the TCEQ, the EPA, and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to correct the problem. The City of Smyer offers water, filtered by reverse osmosis, available on tap at the front door of city hall. This tap is available at all times to the water customers of Smyer. Citizens need to bring their own container to carry the water. 

Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., 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.  

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact: Jo Ann Beard, City Secretary, at (806) 234-3861.

Posted/Delivered on: July 1, 2018

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July 1, 2018Smyer Population 474

ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT

The Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2017, is available online at:

smyertx.com

Paper copy of the Annual Water Quality Report available upon request at city hall.


THE SMYER SENIOR CITIZENS’ CENTER
Invites community members to come and eat with them the Last Wednesday of each Month at Noon. Enjoy home-cooked meals and desserts for $3.00. For more information contact Smyer Senior Citizens’ Center at 806-234-2419 or Linda Kahlich at 806-234-2202.


Please, keep your dogs fenced or restrained.
No dogs running loose.
ANIMAL ORDINANCE, Enacted in 1988 –
Dogs are to be vaccinated, tagged, and restrained.


Drop box available beside the front door of City Hall for after-hours payment of your water, sewer, and garbage bills.

Utility bills due on the 10th of each month.
If your bill is not paid by the 20th of each month your water service will be turned off.  
Reconnect fees are $20.00, $40.00 for after-hours, $40.00 for pulled meter, 
And an additional $40 if reconnect fees are not paid at the time of reconnection.
Additional $135.00 deposit required for two disconnects in any eighteen-month period.
Separate Disconnect Notices NOT mailed.


Building Permits Required for all buildings erected, assembled, or constructed within the City of Smyer, or which are moved into the City of Smyer. For more information, please contact City Hall at 806-234-3861.

DUMPSTERS: The following items cannot be placed in the dumpster: Batteries, Appliances, Chemicals, Carpet, Bricks, Concrete, Dirt, Tires, Oil, Paint, Drums/Containers, Furniture, and any other items that prevent the closing of the lids. Only items placed in the dumpster will be picked up. Branches and trash left beside the dumpster will not be collected.

Cemetery Rules: HEADSTONES ONLY

RESIDENTIAL SPEED LIMIT: 30 MPH.
SCHOOL ZONE SPEED LIMIT: 20 MPH.

Enclosures: Fluoride and Arsenic notices and your Utility bill.