Changes to the City’s water supply are coming soon in Rosenberg to comply with mandates from the Fort Bend Subsidence District to reduce the usage of groundwater. To do this, the City will purchase three million gallons of treated surface water per day from Brazosport Water Authority.
The newly purchased surface water will be blended with the current groundwater supply. This means that residents could notice a different taste or odor.
“The City will be making adjustments to the way the water supplies are blended,” Utilities Director, Evan Kirkpatrick said. “We want the residents to be happy with their water. The changes will be subtle and most probably won’t notice it, but we will do our best to make this a positive advancement for everyone.”
With the changes slated to take place in a few months, the City will be offering consumers an invitation to participate in a panel to assess the taste and odor of samples that will be representative of these modifications. The City will provide the panelists with the necessary background information and use the feedback to fine tune the blending of purchased surface water and current groundwater supplies.
The test panel will take place on September 20th, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Rosenberg Civic Center located at 3825 Hwy 36. The panel is looking for approximately 15 volunteers.
If you are interested in participating on the panel, then please contact the City of Rosenberg with the subject line “Water Test Panel” at firstname.lastname@example.org