The true meaning of Labor Day is remembering those who have given their time, best efforts and worked hard in their lives for this blessed country.
Happy Labor Day
From your friends at the
City of Malakoff
The City of Malakoff Administrative Offices along with the
Red Waller Community Library
will be closed on Monday - September 1st and
will re-open on Tuesday - September 2nd.
Due to the Labor Day Holiday - September 1st
the Trash Pick-up will be delayed by one day.
Trash will be picked up on Friday - September 5th.
ROUTINE CHLORINE BURN OUT
From August 16 – September 14, 2014, the City of Malakoff will perform a routine chlorine burn out to the water system which will help prevent discoloration, odor and taste in the city's water. Water customers may experience low water pressure, possible odor or taste during the treatment process.
"The City is dedicated to providing the best quality water we can," public works director Tim Whitley and Asst. Alvin Green said. "During this chlorine burn out, we will perform a chlorine shock and extensive directional flushing to the system to help remove any Iron, Manganese or other constituents in the water mains. When we finish, the water quality will be substantially better than before, and the program will save money, keep operational costs down and provide a higher-quality product."
Noticeable Effects: There are no associated health risks to the process. During these efforts to improve water quality, there will be times of lower water pressure, possible odor and taste or small rust particles in the water. The city will attempt to flush the particles, color and odor from the mains with directional flushing; however, there is a possibility that some of the color and odor will get into customer lines.
Is my Water Safe to Drink? Yes, the City of Malakoff is dedicated to making sure the water is safe to drink and will monitor disinfectant levels continually during the burn out. If you experience an odor or taste in your water, it does not mean it is unsafe to drink. Odors are caused by the free chlorine disinfectant cleansing the system. Nuisance issues will go away as the work is completed.
Why is this burn out necessary? Monthly, the city flushes fire hydrants and dead end mains to ensure the water we serve is safe and fresh. Water Distribution staff is tasked with ensuring that water in all points of the system is acceptable to our customers. There are times that water is discolored to a yellow, orange or even brownish color due to cast iron or steel water mains, private plumbing or at times, Manganese. Over time Manganese, which is naturally-present in water sources, can increase and attach to pipes and release when there are changes in pressure, resulting in discoloration or affected taste. Manganese is not harmful at the levels currently found, but it can be a nuisance by discoloring the water. Over time, Manganese will attach itself to the pipes and release when there are extreme changes in the velocity or pressure similar to when there is a main break or during annual Fire Department testing of the hydrants.
Nitrification, a microbial process that converts ammonia and similar nitrogen compounds into nitrite (NO2-) and then nitrate (NO3-), can also occur in water systems that use chloramine for their residual disinfectant. The burn out is a change in the treatment process from chloramines to free chlorine. Free chlorine is the disinfectant of choice when performing a system wide maintenance flush. It will help the city cleanse the lines, stop nitrification and ensure that the water continues to be safe to drink.
Questions? Please contact the City of Malakoff Public Works Department:
(903) 498-0699 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Job Title: Full Time Police Officer
Brief Description: The person placed in this position will perform a variety of tasks and duties related to, but are not limited to: Responding to calls for service, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, preliminary criminal investigations, and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local Laws.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Applications may be picked up at the Administrative Offices.
109 South Melton Street, Malakoff, Texas.
Hours Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
All applications should be returned to the Administrative Office.
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Monday - Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed 12 Noon - 1:00 PM for Lunch
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A family's nightmare finally came to an end last month when John Junior Smith, formerly of Tyler, was sentenced to eight years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for his role in defrauding a family who had hired him to move them.
A 15-year-old Malakoff boy is dead after being hit by a Union Pacific train in on Thursday afternoon.
By Russell Slaton Monitor Correspondent MALAKOFF-A 14-year-old Malakoff boy was killed Thursday afternoon when he ran in front of a passing train while trying to cross the tracks.
City of Malakoff Administrative Offices 109 Melton St. Malakoff, TX 75148 Tel: (903) 489-0699 Fax: (903) 489-2517
The purpose of the government of the City of Malakoff is to provide responsible leadership and the services and infrastructure necessary for a safe environment and high quality of life for our citizens