PUBLIC NOTICE OF TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANE (TTHM) MCL VIOLATION
October 25, 2023
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the HUDSON WSC TX 0030023 that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes. The U.S. Environment 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;
3Q2023 of .091 mg/L for 635 KEATHLEY RD., LUFKIN (DBP2-01)
3Q2023 of .090 mg/L for RT 5 Box 8990/7890 HWY 94 W, LUFKIN (DBP2-02)
3Q2023 of .083 mg/L for 871 POST OAK RD, LUFKIN (DBP2-03)
3Q2023 of .091 mg/L for 199 SOUTH FM 1194, LUFKIN (DBP2-04)
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-occurring organic matter in the water.
Some people 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:
We have doubled up our flushing in the areas affected and are in process of adding a filtration system to our main water plant. All of the aerators in our tanks are functioning properly and we continue to adjust chlorine to help lower TTHMS.
If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Brad Naron at 936-676-9457.