Drinking Water

Notice of Violation Lead & Copper Initial or Routine Tap Sampling

On October 31, 2016, the Medina Valley Water Supply Company (City of Castroville) a NOTICE OF VIOLATION (NOV) for failure to complete the Initial sampling for Lead & Copper in the Public Water System from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  This violation is not an emergency and does not require any actions by the citizens of Castroville.  The Consumer Confidence Report submitted July 6, 2016 by the City of Castroville reflected that the Medina Valley Water Supply Co. water system was in compliance with all regulated parameters for safe drinking water. 

The circumstances that led to this violation were a combination of staffing, moving target points and the need to complete projects that were of a more serious threat to the integrity of the Pubic Water System.  Since the date of the NOV, the Medina Valley Water Supply Company (City of Castroville) has completed the collection of the samples that were required and have been submitted to an accredited lab for analysis.  Further tasks that need to be performed by the City will depend on the results of the samples that were submitted to the labs.  In accordance with TCEQ rules and the NOV requirements a required letter of Notification is accompanying this news release.  You can view the full text of the violation by clicking here. The City of Castroville is committed to providing excellent water quality to our citizens.

Contact: Lawrence Heinrich, Director of Public Works

Contact: Lawrence Heinrich, Director of Public Works

1209 Fiorella Street, Castroville, TX 78009

830.931.4090 larry.heinrich@castrovilletx.gov

Castroville, TX (January 10, 2017)