The City of Monticello today provided a copy of a letter dated August 6 from the Arkansas Department of Health saying it was rescinding a violation issued to the city for failing to properly publish a public notice for the Groundwater Rule, and apologized for its error. According to the unsigned letter, the Department of Health was unable to verify that the “Tier 1 Public Notice Requirement for an E. coli sample was sent to Monticello Waterworks.” See the letter here.
The letter reads:
Dear Mayor Chase:
You were issued a Notice of Violation on July 1, 2019 for failing to properly publish a public notice for violation you received for the Groundwater Rule. We are unable to verify that the Tier 1 Public Notice Requirement for an E. coli source sample was sent to Monticello Waterworks. We are therefore rescinding the violation for not conducting the public notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience/error and have reviewed our procedures to ensure notices are sent to water systems. Direct questions regarding the matter to Robin Michaels at 501-661-2623 or [email protected]
Lance Jones, P.E.
Arkansas Department of Health