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2023 Consumer Confidence Report

2023 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water System CITY OF OLTON

This is your water quality report for January 1 to December 31, 2023

 

For more information regarding this report contact:

 

 

CITY OF OLTON provides ground water from Ogallala Aquifer located in Olton, TX..

 

Name   ___Keeley Adams__________________________

 

 


Phone  _______806-285-2611______________________
Este reporte incluye información importante sobre el agua para tomar.  Para asistencia en español, favor de llamar al telefono (806) 285-2611.

Definitions and Abbreviations

Definitions and Abbreviations

 

The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation.

Action Level:

 

The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Avg: 

 

Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples.

Level 1 Assessment:

 

 A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.

 

 

Level 2 Assessment:

 

 A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions.

 

 

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL:

 

The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

 

 

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG:

 

The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL:

 

The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

 

 

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG:

 

The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

MFL

 

million fibers per liter (a measure of asbestos)

mrem:

 

millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)

na: 

 

not applicable.

NTU

 

nephelometric turbidity units (a measure of turbidity)

pCi/L

 

picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)

Definitions and Abbreviations

ppb: 

 

micrograms per liter or parts per billion

ppm: 

 

milligrams per liter or parts per million

ppq

 

parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter (pg/L)

ppt

 

parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter (ng/L)

Treatment Technique or TT:

 

A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Information about your Drinking Water

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.  As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

-   Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.

-   Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

-   Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses.

-   Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.

-   Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Contaminants may be found in drinking water that may cause taste, color, or odor problems.  These types of problems are not necessarily causes for health concerns.  For more information on taste, odor, or color of drinking water, please contact the system's business office.

You may be more vulnerable than the general population to certain microbial contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, in drinking water.  Infants, some elderly, or immunocompromised persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; persons who have undergone organ transplants; those who are undergoing treatment with steroids; and people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, can be particularly at risk from infections. You should seek advice about drinking water from your physician or health care providers.  Additional guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).


If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. We are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but we cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

 

Information about Source Water

TCEQ completed an assessment of your source water, and results indicate that some of our sources are susceptible to certain contaminants. The sampling requirements for your water system is based on this susceptibility and previous sample data. Any detections of these contaminants will be found in this Consumer Confidence Report. For more information on source water assessments and protection efforts at our system contact [insert water system contact][insert phone number]

Lead and Copper

Date Sampled

MCLG

Action Level (AL)

90th Percentile

# Sites Over AL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Copper

2023

1.3

1.3                                    

0.0445

0

ppm     

N

Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing systems.

2023 Water Quality Test Results

2023

Disinfection By-Products

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

Range of Individual Samples

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)

2023

7

7.1 - 7.1

No goal for the total

60                                     

ppb     

N

By-product of drinking water disinfection.

*The value in the Highest Level or Average Detected column is the highest average of all HAA5 sample results collected at a location over a year

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM)

2023

4

3.94 - 3.94

No goal for the total

80                                     

ppb     

N

By-product of drinking water disinfection.

*The value in the Highest Level or Average Detected column is the highest average of all TTHM sample results collected at a location over a year023

Inorganic Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

Range of Individual Samples

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Arsenic

01/14/2021

2

2 - 2

0

10                                     

ppb     

N

Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes.

Barium

01/14/2021

0.15

0.15 - 0.15

2

2                                      

ppm     

N

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.

Chromium

01/14/2021

4.9

4.9 - 4.9

100

100                                    

ppb     

N

Discharge from steel and pulp mills; Erosion of natural deposits.

Fluoride

2023

1.9

1.9 - 1.9

4

4.0                                    

ppm     

N

Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.

Nitrate [measured as Nitrogen]

2023

3

3.22 - 3.22

10

10                                     

ppm     

N

Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.

2023

Radioactive Contaminants

Collection Date

Highest Level Detected

Range of Individual Samples

MCLG

MCL

Units

Violation

Likely Source of Contamination

Beta/photon emitters

01/14/2021

8.3

8.3 - 8.3

0

50                                     

pCi/L*  

N

Decay of natural and man-made deposits.

*EPA considers 50 pCi/L to be the level of concern for beta particles.

Gross alpha excluding radon and uranium

01/14/2021

1

1 - 1

0

15                                     

pCi/L   

N

Erosion of natural deposits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uranium

01/14/2021

7.2

7.2 - 7.2

0

30                                     

ug/l    

N

Erosion of natural deposits.

Disinfectant Residual
A blank disinfectant residual table has been added to the CCR template, you will need to add data to the fields. Your data can be taken off the Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Reports (DLQOR).

Disinfectant Residual

Year

Average Level

Range of Levels Detected

MRDL

MRDLG

Unit of Measure

Violation (Y/N)

Source in Drinking Water

Free chlorine

2023

        1.07

   0.54-1.77

4

4

ppm 

No   

Water additive used to control microbes.

Free chlorine

2023

        1.07

   0.54-1.77

4

4

ppm 

No   

Water additive used to control microbes.

 

Utility Rate Increase Effective January 1, 2024

Utility Rate Increase Effective January 1, 2024


Water deposit: $175.00

Tiered Water Rates

Residential customers inside the city limits the first 2,000 gallons a month will be a minimum of $34.00.

Business customers inside the city limits the first 2,000 gallons a month will be a minimum of $42.00.

Residential customers outside the city limits the first 2,000 gallons a month will be a minimum of $50.15.

Business customers outside the city limits the first 2,000 gallons a month will be a minimum of $52.35.

Residential and Business customers that use 3,000 gallons to 10,000 gallons a month will be charged $3.50 per thousand gallons.

Residential and Business customers that use 11,000 gallons to 25,000 gallons a month will be charged $6.00 per thousand gallons.

Residential and Business customers that use 26,000 gallons to 50,000 gallons a month will be charged $8.75 per thousand gallons.

Residential and Business customers that use over 50,000 gallons a month will be charged $14.00 per thousand gallons.

The following schedule of rates is hereby established for wastewater service and trash collection service:

SEWER RATE

Residential Sewer Rate           $19.50/month
Business Sewer Rate               $20.50/month

TRASH COLLECTION RATES

RESIDENTIAL (WITHIN CITY LIMITS):
Monthly Base Rate (1 pickup per week)        $22.90

BUSINESS (WITHIN CITY LIMITS):

RESTAURANTS:

 

1 Dumpster     1 pickup weekly

$45.00

1 Dumpster       2 pickups weekly

$90.01

2 Dumpsters     1 pickup weekly

$90.01

Convenience/grocery store

$266.02

BUSINESSES ( non-restaurants):

1 Dumpster     1 pickup weekly

 

$32.50

2 Dumpster      1 pickups weekly

$65.01

2 Dumpsters      3 pickups weekly

$130.02

3 Dumpsters     3 pickups weekly

$164.02

 

RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS (OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS):
Trash collection outside city limits provided through South Plains Waste, LLC.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Olton, Texas will conduct a public hearing to allow public comment on its Texas Community Development Block Grant Program project that provided water improvements (Contract No. CDV21-0105). The intent of the public hearing is to review program performance and receive public comments.

The public hearing will be held:
DATE: October 10, 2023
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: 900 Main St Olton, TX 79064

Agenda:
1.  Review of the TxCDBG Contract #CDV21-0105
2.  Citizens' views, questions and comments.

Persons with disabilities that wish to attend this meeting should contact the City of Olton at 806-285-2611 to arrange for assistance. Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact the City at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Should you not be able to attend and wish to comment, please mail your comments to Keeley Adams, City Administrator at 900 Main St Olton, TX 79064.

 AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

La Ciudad de Olton, Texas, llevará a cabo una audiencia pública para permitir comentarios públicos sobre su proyecto del Programa de Subvenciones en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas que proporcionó mejoras de agua (Contrato No. CDV21-0105). La intención de la audiencia pública es revisar el desempeño del programa y recibir comentarios públicos.

La audiencia pública se llevará a cabo:
fecha: 10 de octubre de 2023
HORA: 6:30 PM
LUGAR: 900 Main St Olton, TX 79064

Agenda:

  1. Revisión del Contrato de TxCDBG #CDV21-0105
  2. Opiniones, preguntas y comentarios de los ciudadanos.

Las personas con discapacidades que deseen asistir a esta reunión deben comunicarse con la Ciudad de Olton al 806-285-2611 para solicitar asistencia. Las personas que requieran ayudas o servicios auxiliares para esta reunión deben comunicarse con la Ciudad al menos dos días antes de la reunión para que se puedan hacer los arreglos apropiados. Si no puede asistir y desea hacer comentarios, envíe sus comentarios por correo a Keeley Adams, Administrador de la Ciudad en 900 Main St Olton, TX 79064.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

This notice only applies to a taxing unit other than a special taxing unit or municipality with a population of less than 30,000, regardless of whether it is a special taxing unit.

PROPOSED TAX RATE                             $           0.7995           per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE                $           0.7723           per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE                 $           0.7995           per $100

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the         2023         tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for CITY OF_OLTON from the same properties in both the 2022 tax year and the 2023 tax year. 
The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF OLTON may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.
The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that CITY OF OLTON is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2023 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON 09/11/2023 06:00 PM at Olton City Hall, 900 Main St., Olton, TX.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, CITY OF OLTON is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the                        Olton City Council                       of CITY OF OLTON         at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE TAX RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
Property tax amount = (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property) / 100

FOR the proposal: Steven Rodriquez, Alderman; Blake Neinast, Alderman; Alan Williams, Alderman

AGAINST the proposal: None
PRESENT and not voting: Mark McFadden, Mayor
ABSENT: Tracy DeBerry, Alderman; Derek Roberson, Alderman

Click Below for Full Document
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF OLTON
TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

The City of Olton will hold a public hearing at 6:10 PM on April 10, 2023 at Olton City Hall, 900 Main St. Olton, Texas 79064, regarding reducing proposed water improvements in connection with the City’s Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG) contract. The proposed reduction includes reducing the project by approximately five hundred fifty-five (555 LF) linear feet of waterline and reducing yard-line replacements by approximately 10 households. The purpose of this meeting is to allow citizens an opportunity to provide comments and discuss the citizen participation plan, the development of local housing and community development needs, the amount of funding available, eligible TxCDBG activities, and the use of past TxCDBG funds. Citizens are encouraged to participate in this TxCDBG contract and make their views known at this public hearing.  Citizens unable to attend this meeting may submit their views and proposals to Keeley Adams, City Administrator at 900 Main St Olton, TX 79064, 806-285-2611. Persons with disabilities that wish to attend this meeting should contact the City Hall to arrange for assistance. Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact the City at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Para más información en español, comuníquese con Keeley Adams al 806-285-2611.

AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA
CIUDAD DE OLTON
PROGRAMA DE SUBVENCIONES EN BLOQUE PARA EL DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO DE TEXAS

La Ciudad de Olton llevará a cabo una audiencia pública a las 6:10 PM el 10 de abril de  2023 en  Olton City Hall, 900 Main St. Olton, Texas 79064, con respecto a la reducción de las mejoras de agua propuestas en relación con el contrato del Programa de Subvenciones en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas (TxCDBG).   La reducción propuesta incluye reducir el proyecto en aproximadamente quinientos cincuenta y cinco (555 LF) pies lineales de línea de flotación y reducir los reemplazos de líneas de patio en aproximadamente 10 hogares.  El propósito de esta reunión es permitir que los ciudadanos tengan la oportunidad de proporcionar comentarios y discutir el plan de participación ciudadana, el desarrollo de las necesidades locales de vivienda y desarrollo comunitario, la cantidad de fondos disponibles, las actividades elegibles de TxCDBG y el uso de fondos anteriores de TxCDBG. Se alienta a los ciudadanos a participar en este contrato de TxCDBG y dar a conocer sus puntos de vista en esta audiencia pública.  Los ciudadanos que no puedan asistir a esta reunión pueden enviar sus opiniones y propuestas a Keeley Adams, Administrador de la Ciudad en 900 Main St Olton, TX 79064, 806-285-2611. Las personas con discapacidad que deseen asistir a esta reunión deben ponerse en contacto con el Ayuntamiento para organizar la asistencia. Las personas que requieran ayudas o servicios auxiliares para esta reunión deben comunicarse con la Ciudad al menos dos días antes de la reunión para que se puedan hacer los arreglos apropiados. Para más información en español, comuníquese con Keeley Adams al 806-285-2611.

 

Grant Program Public News!

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
 
8/5/2022
City of Olton
900 Main Street
Olton, Texas 79064
(806) 285-2611 
 
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about 8/25/2022 the City of Olton will submit a request to the Texas Department of Agriculture for the release of Community Development Block Grant Program funds under Section 104 of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as Olton CDV21-0105 - waterline - EA #CDV21-0105 for the purpose of replacing undersized and dilapidated water line in order to ensure customers have adequate water service for an estimated cost of $350,000 in HUD funds : and $35,000 in Non-HUD funds.

Description of Aggregated Project

 5th, 4th & G Neighborhood - 03J

Install approximately three thousand six hundred linear feet (3,600 l.f.) of six-inch (6in.) water line including boring and line reconnections, fire hydrants, valves, related pavement repair, and all associated appurtenances.

 5th, 4th & G Yard Lines - 14A

Abandon existing water lines, transfer water service and replace yard lines to 27 households. In
addition 2 non-LMI households will receive yard line replacement and are not included in the
beneficiary figures below. TxCDBG funds shall not fund a yard service line on private property to a household that does not qualify as LMI.

●       Mobilization, 1 LS

●       6" Water Line, 3600 LF

●       6" Valve, 18 Each

●       Fire Hydrant w/ Valve, 3 Each

●       Service reconnections, 29 Each

●       Metal Tape, 3600 LF

●       Slick Bore, 100 LF

●       Pavement Repair, 200 SY

 Professional Services including Grant Administrator and Project Engineer activities.

LOCATION:

All work will occur in the City of Olton, Lamb County, Texas in the following locations:

5th, 4th & G Neighborhood - 03J and 5th, 4th & G Yard Lines - 14A

●       2nd Street - from Main Street west to center of block, then south to 5th Street then east to Main Street

●       Ave H from 4th Street south to center of block

●       Ave I from Alley between 5th and 6th north to center of block then east to Ave G then south to 5th Street. 

 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
 The City of Olton has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file 900 Main St.  Olton, TX 79064 and may be examined or copied weekdays at Thursdays: 8:00am -12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm.

 An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at 900 Main St.  Olton, TX 79064 and may be examined or copied Thursdays: 8:00am -12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm.
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Olton City Hall at citysecretary@cityofolton.com.  All comments received by 8/24/2022 will be considered by the City of Olton prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

 ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
 The City of Olton certifies to the State of Texas that Keeley Adams in their capacity as City Administrator consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The State’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Olton to use Program funds.
 
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
 The State will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Olton’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Olton (b) the City of Olton has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Texas Department of Agriculture at CDBG_EnvReview@TexasAgriculture.gov or PO Box 12847, Austin, Texas 78711.  Potential objectors should contact the State to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 
Keeley Adams, City Administrator
 

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