The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) expects drought conditions to worsen.  Based on TCEQ’s recommendation, the City of Canton is implementing Stage I of its Drought Contingency Plan.  Stage I indicates mild water shortage conditions, and water customers are asked to voluntarily conserve water.  Voluntary conservation measures include limited outdoor watering (8pm-10am on even days if your address ends in an even number and on odd days if your address ends in an odd number), washing cars, or other non-essential water uses.

For its part, the City will water less in the parks, respond quickly to water line breaks, decrease fire hydrant flush times, and instruct employees to be “water wise.”

Posted on Oct 10 , 2018

City of Canton Free Chlorine Notice

The City of Canton Water Department will temporarily return to the method of using free chlorine as part of an annual preventive maintenance program beginning on Oct 16, 2018  and will end, when the system return to Surface water production after winter. This procedure will only affect the City of Canton Utility Service Area. This is a routine procedure providing additional protection against bacteria and is a common practice for systems using combined chlorine. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects, but some individuals may experience a slight change in taste or odor in the tap water during this period. All water customers who pay their bills directly to The City of Canton Utilities Department will be affected. We regret any inconvenience our customers may experience during this period, keeping in mind that this task is part of our ongoing efforts to provide a safe, potable water supply for our drinking water customers. Some aquatic and marine animal species are sensitive to free chlorine; persons maintaining aquariums with any sensitive species may wish to contact their pet supply stores regarding dechlorination.

Information about drinking water and health is available on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Website, and through the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791.