PUBLIC NOTICE OF TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANE (TTHM) MCL VIOLATION
September 24, 2019
The Texas Commission on Environment Quality (TCEQ) has notified the Hudson WSC TX0030023 that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for total trihalomethanes to be 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based on locational running annual average (LRAA), and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL. Analysis of drinking water in your community for total trihalomethanes indicates a compliance value in quarter two 2019 of 0.086 mg/L for DBP2-01.
Trihalomethanes are a group of volatile organic compounds that are formed when chlorine, added to the water during the treatment process for disinfection, reacts with naturally-ocurring organic matter in the water.
Some peoople who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience problems with their liver, kidney, or central nervous systems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
You do not need to use an alternative water supply. However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you.
We are taking the following actions to address this issue: Flushing lines twice a month, lowering the CL2 levels.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may contact Brad Naron at 936-875-2146.