Port Arthur to evaluate water service lines and meters

Port Arthur, Texas (UI) — The City of Port Arthur is set to conduct evaluations of water service lines and meter verifications as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) efforts to improve the Lead and Copper Rule.

In response to regulatory requirements, the Water Utilities Department has implemented corrosion control treatments aimed at reducing lead leaching from plumbing systems. Regular Lead and Copper sampling, conducted every three years as mandated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), has consistently shown lead levels below detectable limits.

The next phase involves conducting a comprehensive inventory of lead service lines by assessing connections from customers’ meters. Concurrently, water meters will undergo verification as part of this process.

The evaluation work will include digging pit holes to expose sections of water service lines near the meters, facilitating thorough inspections and assessments.

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