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Livingston Going Door-To-Door For Water Line Surveys

The city of Livingston will be sending its Police and Fire Departments door to door to collect surveys for the city’s lead service line inventory.

Mayor Curtis Hayes said the city has been collecting surveys through mail or on the city website since 2021, but has only received some 1,000 completed questionnaires. He said every water utility in the country is required to complete the inventory as part of new EPA requirements.

“It is important that we get this data or EPA violations will come down on the city of Livingston Water Utility District,” Hayes said. “So therefore, starting in the next two weeks, you will see the Fire Department coming to your homes if you haven’t turned in the data.”

Hayes said fire department will cover homes in the city and police will knock on doors for customers in the county who live outside city limits. He said the city has requested questionnaires through radio and newspaper but has come up short with only about a fifth of customers having turned them in.

“It’s not a scam,” Hayes said. “All of our guys and girls will be in full uniform in a marked unit that they can tell exactly who they work for.”

He said those who would prefer to come into city hall and fill out the information that way will be greeted with assistance with any questions or concerns they may have. He said with the deadline approaching, questionnaires need to be collected quickly so that the city is not found in violation.

“If you read surrounding counties, you will see that they are going through the same situation as the EPA has put on them as well,” Hayes said. “I hope you will show our firemen and all of our officers their respect, and they just want to be there less than 30 seconds and come out and go to the next house.”

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