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This  is the  3rd  of  4  letter's  TCEQ is requiring  us to  send  out  to  our  water  customer's. The violation  is from an annual average that stems from a high reading in November  of 2017 in the fourth quarter. The problem was resolved in a week and water quality was back in good standings with TCEQ. The THM levels for the last 2 quarters have been well below the allowable limit. The water is and has always been safe to drink.

 The  Texas  Commission  on  Environmental  Quality  (TCEQ)  has  notified  the  City  of  Coleman water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes.

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has established the MCL for total trihalomethanes at 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based on a running annual average (LRAA), and has determined  that it is a health concern  at levels above the MCL.   Analysis  of drinking water  in your community  for total trihalomethanes indicates  a compliance  value in quarter  two 2018 of 0.097  mg/L for DBP2-01.  Trihalomethanes are a group  of volatile organic compounds that are formed when chlorine, added to the water during the treatment  process for disinfection, reacts with naturally-occurring organic matter in the water.

 Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidney, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

 You do not need to use an alternative  water supply.   However,  ifyou 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 Coleman  is working diligently   to  correct   the  situation   with   total  trihalomethanes  (TTHM).   We  have  obtained additional testing equipment  which has enhanced  our ability to precisely control our disinfection levels which will in turn help us to reduce the TTHM levels. We are in the process of obtaining and installing  improved disinfection  equipment  at the water treatment  plant which will allow us to reduce the production of TTHM during the treatment process.

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Toby Terry at 325-625-5412.

Call 811 Before You Dig: It is the Law!

Calling 811 Reduces Risk of Damaged Utility Lines by 99 Percent

COLEMAN (August 11, 2017) – Did you know that, before you dig, it is required by law to call 811 to have all buried utility lines located and marked? Atmos Energy wants to thank homeowners and excavators alike for observing the law and keeping our communities safe by always calling 811 before digging.

Since 2008, Atmos Energy has seen a 47 percent increase in requests by the public to have underground natural gas lines marked. Once underground utility lines are marked, it is important to take special care around all line markings by digging by hand.

“The greatest risk to our natural gas pipelines is accidental damage while digging,” said John Paris, president of Atmos Energy’s Mid-Tex division. “Even minor damage, such as a scrape, dent, or crease in a pipeline or its coating, can cause a leak.”

Every time the excavating public calls 811 before digging, the chance of hitting an underground utility line decreases to 99.9 percent. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to their local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig.  Professional locators are then sent to the digging site to mark the locations of underground utility-owned lines with flags and spray paint, free of charge.

“Atmos Energy located 2.1 million underground natural gas lines in 2016. We appreciate our customers observing this important safety law. Calling 811 is the law in every state that we serve. All excavators call 811 at least three business days before digging on public or private property,” said Paris.

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  About Atmos Energy

Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is the country's largest, fully-regulated, natural-gas-only distributor, serving over three million natural gas distribution customers in over 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy also manages company-owned natural gas pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas. For more information, visit Atmos Energy can also be accessed through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

811 Day Fact Sheet

 ü  What is 811?

·         811 is the national toll-free telephone number that Congress enacted to prevent damages to underground utility lines caused by digging.

 ü  How does it work?

·         Call 811 before digging to have all buried utility lines located and marked.

·         The 811 operator will ask a few questions about your project and will send to the digging site professional line locators.

·         The line locators will stake different colored flags or spray temporary paint on the ground to mark the paths of natural gas pipes, electric lines and all other underground utilities.

 ü  Why should you call 811?

·         Calling 811 is a fast and easy way to protect yourself from digging into a buried natural gas pipeline, high-voltage electric line, telecommunication conduit, water line or sewer.

·         It is the law in all 50 states that you must call 811 before digging to prevent damages.

·         Careless digging ranks as the major cause of underground pipeline accidents.

·         Research studies show that calling 811 prevents 999 excavation accidents out of 1,000.

 ü  Who should call?

·         Everyone must call 811 before digging. Some examples include

§  Homeowners planting trees, building fences or installing mailboxes;

§  Excavation companies digging foundations, contractors laying driveways, landscapers installing sprinkler systems; and

§  Farmers, ranchers and anybody who plans to dig.


ü  When should you call 811?

·         Call 811 at least three business days before digging. This requirement differs by state; so, call 811 to learn your state’s rules if you are uncertain. (The 811 service cannot mark buried lines that belong to a property owner. A commercial line-locating firm or licensed plumber should be called in advance to mark all nonutility lines.)

 ü  How much does it cost?

·         It’s free. The 811 service does not charge for locating any utility lines or explaining state excavation laws.

 ü  What should you do after utility lines are marked?

·         Take special care when working around all utility line markings.

·         Dig by hand in the tolerance zones indicated by the line markings.

·         Even if you only nick, scrape or dent a natural gas pipeline, call 911 and then call Atmos Energy’s emergency number at 866-322-8667, so that it can inspect the pipeline and make any repairs. Even minor damage can weaken a pipeline and cause a future leak.

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  Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

 City of Coleman does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its federally assisted programs or activities. Paul Catoe, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8).

 Citizen Participation & Grievance Procedures Notice

 City of Coleman reaffirmed previously adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant Programs (TxCDBG). Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City Manager’s office, City of Coleman City Hall, at 200 W. Live Oak, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and closed at noon until 1:00 p.m. Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling City Manager’s office at (325) 625-4116. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if one wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.

A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to the TxCDBG project, may during regular business hours submit such complaint or grievance, in writing to the Paul Catoe, City Manager at P.O. Box 592, Coleman, Texas 76834 or may call (325) 625-4116.  City of Coleman will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints within fifteen (15) working days where practicable.

 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

City of Coleman does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

 Fair Housing Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, It's the Law

 To promote fair housing practices, City of Coleman encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: 512-371-7473

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