PWS /1590001 / CO
Notice of Drinking Water Arsenic Violation
Fourth Quarter Reporting
Mandatory Public Notification Language
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the CITY OF STANTON water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for ARSENIC. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for ARSENIC at 0.010 mg/L, and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL. Analysis of drinking water in your community for ARSENIC indicates a level of 0.011 mg/L. This violation occurred IN QUARTER FOUR 2018 FOR EP002.
This is not an emergency. However, some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many years could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system, 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.
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.
Steps to Correct the Problem: The City of Stanton is consulting with a professional engineering firm to assist with a treatment process to reduce arsenic levels. Blending ground water and surface water will continue to help reduce levels below maximum contamination level.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
Post/Delivered on: February 19, 2019