STEAMBOAT MOUNTAIN WATER SUPPLY CORP.
P.O. Box 367 429 Graham
Tuscola, Texas 79562
Phone #325-554-7454 Fax #325-554-9112
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEO) has notified the STEAMBOAT MOUNTAIN WSC TX2210022 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 (LAA), 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 2023 of 0.092 mg/L for DBP2-01.( the farthest point in Elm Valley)
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 is issue:
This last Quarter we have been able to drop the TTHMs down to .0216 but since the TCEQ looks at the four quarters it still put us over the limit. We are Working with the TCEQ and Jacobs and Martin Engineering to establish lower levels of trihalomethanes. This includes carefully monitoring disinfection residuals and flushing lines as needed.
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
Billy Lodermeier at 325-260-2339.
Posted/Delivered on 07/20/2023