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City council discusses water woes, approves splitting votes

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Trinity City SignBy Tony Farkas
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TRINITY — The Trinity City Council discussed the mechanical failures that put the city under another boil water notice.

At its regular meeting on Thursday, City Manager Steven Jones told the council that testing done by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality tested water at several locations, and in one area it found what was believed to be water fleas.

Jones said that everything has been flushed out as per TCEQ recommendations, but a second round of testing needs to be done before the notice is lifted.

“This wasn’t something we did, or didn’t do; we had a motor that failed,” he said. “We had an area (by the pumps) that was struck by lightning. In the meantime, a well began tripping off regularly, which caused an over-chlorination of the water, which caused the problems.”

Jones said he also has contact TCEQ to have an expert evaluate the water system, and there will be a company coming to evaluate the chlorinators. He also suggest the council consider a bulk purchase of inline backflow preventers to hand out to water customers.

In other business, the council:

• approved naming the private road for Wesley Tatom’s property to Johnnie Road;

• approved donating $1,500 to the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce for the annual Christmas event; and

• approved splitting the city’s vote for the Trinity County Appraisal District between Trinity candidates Monte Huffman and Kevin Searcy.

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    martha gray · 8 days ago
    water fleas:  i just threw up!
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    Stephen labelle · 10 days ago
    Sounds to be one excuse after another. It’s time to vote in someone who will actually take care of this ongoing issue. Time to contact the state or congressman to look into a potential health issue before it gets out of hand as well.