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City Hall 

P.O. Box 68
Mason, TX  76856

124 Moody Street
Phone: 325-347-6449
Fax: 325-347-5955

Emergency, Weekend and
After Hours Telephone Numbers

       Electric           
347-2247

Water & Wastewater
347-2245

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For RV & Tent Camping  Reservations

Fort Mason City Park

1015 San Antonio Hwy (Hwy 87 N)

Mason, TX 76856

             325-347-2064            

   
2012 Mason Roundup Parade Float

Watering Restrictions

Watering only allowed between 6PM and 9AM

Any 1 day per week!

CITY COMMISSION MEETING

June 15, 2015 @ 5:30

Richard P. Eckert Civic Center

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CITY POOL OPENS JUNE 1st

HOURS OF OPERATION:

OPEN SWIM

Monday-Friday

Session 1….10:30am-1:25pm  Session 2……2:00pm-4:55pm

$1.50 per person per session

 City Corner


CITY CORNER by Mayor Brent Hinckley

 

     The City of Mason, like most every business, has certain reports and documents that have to be completed and published every year.   Several of them are due in late spring or early summer and we stay busy in the City office working to be sure that we meet the requirements set for us by the state and federal government.  One of the more challenging from the standpoint of notifications and logistics is the annual Drinking Water Quality Report that is required by the federal EPA and monitored by the state TCEQ.  Because the City provides drinking water to all of the households and businesses in town, we have to maintain safe and clean water and let all of our residents know all of the details regarding the treatment and any possible contaminants. 

     For many years in the past, we have printed and mailed copies to every billing address, but in the past two years EPA changed the requirements.  Now this Water Quality Report can be delivered electronically to our customers, as long as we make proper notification of the electronic address for the Report.   If you would like to review the entire Report and learn a number of details about the City of Mason water system and the regulated contaminants, please go to http://www.mason.tx.citygovt.org/portals/MasonTX/2014WaterReport.pdf and view the recent 2014 report.  This address has been set up specifically to link you to this most recent annual water report.  We also have a link on the City of Mason website that will take you to the report, although you will have to click on another button on the menu.  To be sure that we let everyone know about this availability there will be a special notification on the back of every utility bill that the City sends out at the end of this month.  Our goal is that anyone who wants to review the information about our public water quality is aware of the web address and can find out the information they are needing. 

      If you have any trouble accessing this report or if you would like a paper copy of the report, we will be glad to help you at the City office.  We have some paper copies already printed and available, and we can mail a copy to your address if you will call and request one.  Also, if you have any further questions or would like information in Spanish, please call us at 347-6449 and we will work to get you all the information you need.  The real story behind the report is that through careful monitoring and management of the water system over the past several years, we now have a much better grasp of the issues relating to the radioactive contaminants that naturally occur in our water.  We have managed to reduce the regular levels of Radium 226 & 228 to a level that is near the range of levels that is required by federal law, and we have provided a free access Reverse Osmosis dispensing station at the Eckert Civic Center for the past several years and many of our residents take advantage of this service.  We tested this water several months ago, and it is “perfectly” clean with no contaminates, and you can stop by and fill up your containers at any time so that fully compliant water is available to everyone in Mason if you wish to get it. 

     We will certainly continue to work on this issue until we can assure you that there is no health or safety issue with our public water supply, and at this time we are retesting our individual wells to determine just what the specific contamination is at each well.  During the next several months we are also expecting to establish a work plan on exactly how we will treat and blend our water so that in the future it will consistently exceed the requirements for safe and clean drinking water.  Because of the very high cost of treating and cleansing water our plans are to treat the output of some of our city wells and then blend it with the remainder of the water to provide good clean drinking water.  As our testing and plans are completed we will keep you informed so that you will know just how and why the City is taking the steps needed to reach full compliance. 

     Since I am writing about water this week, it would be a good time to remind all of our residents to be careful in your landscape watering and other water uses around the house.  While many people  have been celebrated that we are “out of the drought”, the facts remain that we are still below normal rainfall and the water tables have not nearly recovered from the past years of dry weather.  The rains have kept the yards and trees looking healthy and green, but we are still carefully monitoring water reserves so that we can provide our resident’s needs for years to come.  If you are not conserving water, please think about it and voluntarily be wise in your daily habits around the house.  We may not need to set mandatory water restrictions for many weeks to come, but it is in the best interest of our community to practice good water usage every day.  If you practice good water conservation around your home, but see a friend of neighbor wasting water, please consider sharing your own habits and concerns and help us get the word out that water is a precious resource that needs our protection.


       
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