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    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are investigating ongoing disputes between The Cliffs residents and Double Diamond Utility Company. The investigation comes shortly after District Judge Mike Moore issued take nothing judgments in a lawsuit involving the two parties. A dispute of suspected price gouging, poor water and sewage systems and claims of breach of contract was heard between the two parties. (Sun file photo)

LCS: TCEQ investigating the Cliffs residents, DDU dispute

A little over a month after Judge Mike Moore issued a take nothing judgement in a trial involving The Cliffs Property Owner’s Association and Double Diamond Inc. and its subsidiaries. A new boil water notice was issued which reignited the ongoing dispute.

A dispute of suspected price gouging, poor water and sewage systems and claims of breach of contract was heard between the two parties during an eight-day trial in the Texas 29th Judicial District in late April, early May and ending on May 3.

On June 13, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality conducted an unannounced comprehensive compliance investigation into Double Diamond Utilities water supply facility.

“During inspection of the water treatment facilities, the investigator observed elevated turbidity in the finished water,” TCEQ Media Specialist Brian McGovern wrote in an email. “Water system staff indicated that the turbidity level began rising the previous day after conducting cleaning activities on the filtration facilities. The water system was advised to immediately issue a boil water notice and to keep it in place until the finished water turbidity level is at a compliant level as documented on an appropriately calibrated device.”

He added the boil water notice was hand delivered to customers on June 14. The notice ended July 3.

According to the media specialist, in the year span from June 2018 to June 2019 there were no complaints made to the TCEQ related to the public water supply. However, during this time five boil water notices had been issued mainly due to low water pressure.

For the rest of the story, see the Wednesday, July 17 edition of The Graham Leader.

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