City of Harrington not in compliance with Lead and Copper Monitoring Requirements

Do to an error by the Public Works Department, the City of Harrington failed to submit the required water samples.
Our water system violated drinking water standards over the past 6 months. Even though these were not emergencies, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct these situations.
 
We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the June 1- September 30, 2021 monitoring period, we did not complete all required monitoring to maintain compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule, and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time.
 
What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do at this time.
 
What happened? What is being done?
Harrington Water Department failed to collect the required samples and report the results to the Division of Public Health, Office of Drinking Water. Once Harrington Water Department has collected the appropriate number of samples and the results are submitted to the Office of Drinking Water with all required paperwork, the system will be considered as “returned to compliance” and this public notice will be lifted. For more information, please contact Mr. David Alan Moore at 302-398-3423 or the Lead and Copper Rule Manager in the Office of Drinking Water at (302) 741-8598.
 
To read the letter received by the city, visit this link
 
We realize we failed the citizens and will strive to do better for you in the future.