Water Woes Continue in Big Spring

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Water woes in Big Spring, but the city says, no one needs to worry.

Back in September, the city failed to meet the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's minimum treatment technique standards.

Turbidity levels were too high, meaning there was too much dirt allowed into the water supply by the filtration system, and anytime there's a problem, the city is required to let residents know.

It took more than three months for them to send out the postcards with the notifications on them, but city officials say that's because all of the paperwork set them back and residents have nothing to worry about.

"The nature of the violation basically is pretty much that there is not a significant health risk when that type of violation occurs, so we are confident in the quality of our water," Water Treatment Manager, Kenny Scott, said.

City officials say the problem stemmed from a broken valve and it was only out for a day.

They urge any residents who want to know more to call them.