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Mud 60 Water Safe to Drink

April 13, 2017
For Immediate Release
Mud 60 Water Safe to Drink

Current testing shows that water in Montgomery County MUD 60 is safe to drink after a recent drinking water standard violation of trihalomethanes. MUD 60 is one of 10 MUDs managed by The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency in southern Montgomery County.

“More frequent water line flushing is underway,” said James M. Stinson, P.E. and WJPA general manager. “Additional safeguards may include modification of surface water and groundwater blending rates, and adjusting chlorine disinfectant residual levels.”

Current measurements for total trihalomethanes are below the maximum contaminant level (MCL) and within the federal and state drinking water standards. Trihalomethanes are a group of organic compounds that are formed when chlorine is added to the water during the treatment process for disinfection, and when water remains in the system for an extended period. Water that continually flows through the lines has a reduced possibility of producing trihalomethanes.

The Woodlands MUDs, along with the San Jacinto River Authority (our wholesale provider) routinely monitor drinking water throughout The Woodlands for a variety of contaminants. “This is the first time in 10 years of testing that an MCL violation has occurred” Stinson said.

Although the violation was not an emergency, informing consumers is an important strategy to protect public health and keep customers informed. The TCEQ requires the following language in notices: “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.”

Attached is a copy of the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) violation notice.

For information, call 855-H2o-SAVE (855-426-7283), extension 4.

BT

For press information, please contact James M. Stinson, P.E., The WJPA General Manager at 855-426-7283, ext 6900


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