TCEQ Violation Letter
November 18, 2019
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the ELDERVILLE WSC TX0920019 that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for haloacetic acids (group of five). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for haloacetic acids (group of five) to be 0.060 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based on locational running annual average (LCAA), and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL. Analysis of drinking water in your community for haloacetic acids (group of five) indicates a compliance value in quarter three 2019 of 0.064 mg/L for DBP2-02.
Haloacetic acids 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 HAA5 in excess of the MCL over many years 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:
This occurrence was found only in an isolated area of Elderville’s water system, not all water was affected (isolated area on Stone Rd around Epworth Rd). We would like our customers to understand that this issue has already been addressed and corrected in our system. These state numbers are based on an average of three test dates. Currently our last quarter pull came back under the MCL, but our average of the last three quarters shows above the MCL. Having safe drinking water is our main priority and we will continue all endeavors needed to meet that. Your water is safe to drink!
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 the Elderville Water Service Department at (903) 212-2299 or email EldervilleWSC@yahoo.com
Posted/Delivered on: 11/18/19