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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Water Contaminant Level Warning

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the City of Midland Water Purification Plant public 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 to be 0.010 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based on the running annual average (RAA) 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 compliance value in the fourth quarter of 2023 of 0.011 mg/L for EP004

This is not an emergency. However, some people who drink water containing arsenic over 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. 

We are taking the following actions to address this issue:

Better blending of water sources and piloting a new treatment technique to remove arsenic.

Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., 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.

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Carl Craigo at 432-685-7261.  

Noticed Posted here:   Public notice arsenic 2023


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