Lead and Copper Reporting Notice
The Violation of the Lead and Copper Rule, which the City of Princeton has notified you about, is for failing to properly update the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on a sampling site schedule. We are required to take samples for lead and copper every 3 years from 20 locations. While all samples were well within the tolerance limits set by the TCEQ/EPA for lead and copper content, we were required to notify you that we were cited for not updating the list with the TCEQ. The 20 sites that were selected by the Public Works Department were all sites that have been previously used for this type of sampling; however, 7 of the sites were not pre-approved by the TCEQ for the 2016 sampling schedule. These sampling sites have now have been pre-approved. The Public Works Department will be conducting lead and copper monitoring and collecting samples for 2017 from sites that have been pre-approved.
Your water quality was, and will continue to be, strictly monitored and maintained. The City of Princeton Public Works Department strives for excellence in all of the services that we provide. We have staff available 24 hours a day to respond to any questions or concerns that you may have. We may be reached anytime by calling (972) 736-2416; through our website: princetontx.gov; or through the “Princeton, TX” smartphone app, available for download in the iPhone App Store and Google Play.
Director of Public Works
City of Princeton