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NTMWD assures public that water is safe and complies with regulations.
Wylie, Texas – March 15, 2018: The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) officials assure the public that the processes used to treat and maintain the safety and quality of the district’s drinking meet federal and state standards. NTMWD is conducting a temporary 30-day proactive system maintenance process that is accepted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The maintenance period ends March 26.
During this period, residents may experience a stronger smell of chlorine, however NTMWD has not increased the amount of chlorine in the water. The only change during this temporary maintenance period has been the discontinuation of ammonia while maintaining all other treatment processes. The odor will be more noticeable due to the lack of ammonia.
The most commonly used disinfectants for water treatment are chlorine, chloramine (chlorine and ammonia) and ozone. NTMWD, like many water providers, uses all three. Ozone is the most powerful disinfection process and chlorine is used to ensure the water remains safe as it moves through the pipes throughout the regional and local systems.
California environmental lawyer Erin Brockovich has raised questions about the use of chlorine maintenance by water systems, including NTMWD, Austin, Houston and Tyler.
“Water quality and safety is a top priority, and we work closely with officials in Member and Customer Cities, federal and state agencies to fulfill our mission,” said Mick Rickman, Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance at NTMWD. “This is a safe and scientifically proven method to ensure that treated water remains safe as it moves throughout the distribution system,” Rickman added.
Routine monitoring of bacteria, disinfectant residuals, nitrate, nitrite and many other parameters occurs during the maintenance period at the treatment plant and in the distribution systems. Samples are collected by TCEQ- licensed water operators and analyzed in appropriately accredited laboratories. NTMWD has performed process control monitoring at its treatment plant for disinfection byproducts including trihalomethanes (THMs). The results for multiple samples have been less than 28 parts per billion (ppb) which is significantly lower than the EPA Maximum Contaminant Level of 80 ppb. The results of all testing are within federal and state guidelines.
Notice of Mailing to Rockwall
Rockwall, Texas – March 9, 2018 – The City of Rockwall has been notified by American Water Resources of Texas that they will be mailing Rockwall residents about the services they provide regarding water and wastewater line maintenance and repairs.
Annual Chlorine Maintenance of
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is preparing to conduct the annual 28-day water system maintenance of its Wylie, Tawakoni, and Bonham water delivery systems. Maintenance will be conducted from February 26, 2018 through March 26, 2018. During the water system maintenance, tap water remains safe for use and consumption. Residents who are sensitive to changes in the water may notice a stronger taste or smell of chlorine.
Household Hazardous Waste
This event is open to all City of Rockwall residents.
City of Rockwall May 5, 2018
Rockwall, Texas – In early 2018, the City of Rockwall will call an election to be held on May 5, 2018 for the purpose of electing three City Council Members - one each for Places 2, 4 and 6. Terms for all elected Rockwall City Council Members are for a period of two years. One of the three incumbents – John Hohenshelt, Place 2 - is eligible to run for re-election if he so chooses. Councilmember Dennis Lewis (Place 4) and Councilmember Mike Townsend (Place 6) have reached the maximum number of terms reflected in the city’s charter and are therefore ineligible to run again for city office in 2018.
An informational candidate packet for residents who may be interested in learning more about running for Rockwall City Council is available both at City Hall (385 S. Goliad - 3rd floor, City Secretary’s Office) and online for download via the City Secretary’s webpage at www.rockwall.com/citysecretary.asp. The period for submitting an application for a place on the May 5th ballot runs from Wednesday, January 17th through Friday, February 16th.
It is anticipated that the City of Rockwall’s municipal election will again be administered by the Rockwall County Elections Administrator, as has been done in past years. Early voting is scheduled for Monday, April 23rd through Tuesday, May 1st (excluding Sunday). Election Day voting will be held Saturday, May 5 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Specific information concerning polling locations and early voting times will be made available on our city website and on the county Election Administrator’s website as soon as those details become available.
Applications for ballots by mail must be requested from and mailed to the Rockwall County Elections Administrator’s Office and received no later than the close of business on April 24th. The address is 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite D • Rockwall, TX 75087.Please direct questions regarding ballots by mail, voter registration, designated voting locations, voter identification requirements, absentee voting, precincts, etc. to the county elections office by calling (972) 204-6200. Information concerning the Rockwall City Council municipal election may be directed to the City Secretary, Kristy Cole, by calling (972) 772-6406 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Rockwall
Known for its vibrant landscapes and rich history, the City of Rockwall has become a hub for activity in recent years. Rockwall was once a small, primarily residential, scenic city by the lake. Now, with more than 41,000 residents, Rockwall is a growing community that offers dynamic business opportunities and an extraordinary quality of life for its residents. 2016 Annual Report...
Do your part to help Keep Rockwall’s Waterway’s Clean! Be on the lookout for pollutants that can damage our natural environment. If you see any illicit/illegal discharges into our Inlets, Storm Sewers, Lakes, Creeks and Streams please report by calling (972) 772-6791. Types of Illicit/illegal discharges: Chlorinated backwash and draining associated with swimming pools, fertilizers, pesticides, lawn/landscape waste, household toxins, Industrial discharges, oil, anti-freeze, paint, cleaning fluids, sanitary sewer discharges, septic tank discharges, wash waters from commercial/industrial activities and washing machine discharges.Current Area Lake Levels Mayor Jim Pruitt
Open Office Hours at
Mayor Jim Pruitt has announced he will have open office hours each Monday from Noon to 4 P.M. at Rockwall City Hall, 385 S. Goliad Street (one block south of the Downtown Square). more...Rockwall City Council provides an Open Forum at each meeting
Open Forum is an opportunity for citizens to address the Council so that it can hear specific concerns or general comments.
The latest North Texas Municipal Water District Consumer Confidence Report is available on their website.
A group of enthusiastic citizens are using social media to recruit a Trader Joe’s to come to Rockwall.
Why Should I help?
Charter Communications has informed the City of Rockwall that its channel lineup is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of its customers. Charter recently increased their total high-definition lineup, boosted the video on demand offering, and increased broadband speeds following a move to an All-Digital platform. more...
City of Rockwall Performs Regular
The City of Rockwall conducts regular tests on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. unless there is severe weather approaching or already in the DFW area.
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Emergency Alert and
Rockwall, Texas – Rockwall County Emergency Management is currently utilizing a communications service that allows us to send important, valuable safety information directly to residents using the latest technology. more...
City of Rockwall gets
The City of Rockwall received an excellent rating and ranked among the best in this area related to transparency in handling and responding to requests for public information. The City was one of 113 local agencies audited by The Dallas Morning News over a period of one year, a study in which the newspaper assessed how well state laws were followed regarding open access to information about how taxpayer money is spent and whether best practices were followed.
VIDEO from the Rockwall EDC showcasing Rockwall. The "Epic" 8 minute version will be premiered at the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Expo (NTCAR) at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas in front of about 1,500-2,000 commercial brokers, etc. We have done this show for years and we are always asked where's Rockwall? Well...we are showing them! Please share Rockwall,
It's just better here.
City of Rockwall Honored As
The City of Rockwall was recently honored with the designation as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Communities. Preserve America is a federal initiative to encourage and support community efforts to preserve and enjoy America’s priceless cultural and natural heritage. more.
I-30 Pavement Repair Project Kicks Off
Rockwall, Texas – TxDOT is beginning a full depth concrete repair project on I-30 all the way
through Rockwall County from the Dallas County Line to the Hunt County Line.