MARLIN, TX — Marlin residents are receiving notices from more than two years ago.
The letter explains water in Marlin failed to meet minimum quality standards set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality during September and October of 2016. It goes on to say corrective action was taken.
Marlin Mayor John Keefer said the notices are a result of spring cleaning. He wasn't mayor during the time the notice was meant to be sent out.
Keefer said a former employee most likely dropped the ball, leaving it for them to deal with now.
"We're just trying to focus on cleaning up and moving forward," Keefer said. "We changed over public works directors in September. One of his first initiatives was to try and work with TCEQ to get in compliance and stay in compliance."
He said the TCEQ told them the case would stay open until proper notice was given to residents, even through the issue was fixed.
"In part of our process to try to rectify things with TCEQ, we've been working with TCEQ's representatives to clean up all of our records. Sending these is out is one of the final things we had to do to make sure we're in compliance with our letters that should've gone out in 2016," said Keefer.
At the beginning of the year, TCEQ conducted a complaint investigation of the Marlin water facility. No violations were found.
We've reached out to TCEQ for comment and are waiting to hear back.