The city of Fort Worth reported that one of their water plants did not properly disinfect drinking water for several hours Feb. 16-17.
Officials posted a notice on the city's website that water at the Eagle Mountain facility did not meet minimum treatment requirements for 21 hours, affecting 24 percent of the water distributed during that time.
Residents most likely to have received the affected water live in north Fort Worth, according to officials. Customers in other parts of Fort Worth receive water from different plants, which were not in violation.
Officials said they conducted routine monitoring at the plant Feb. 17 and 19 and none of the samples showed problems with water quality.
Improperly treated water can contain disease-causing organisms like bacteria, viruses and parasites. Symptoms include nausea, cramps, diarrhea and headaches.
Water Department officials said they retrained employees and added checks and balances to the treatment process.
For more information about this violation, Mary Gugliuzza at 817-392-8253 or click HERE.