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NOTICE OF CONTAMINANT LEVEL VIOLATION FOR ARSENIC 05-21-2024

Dear Customers,

Following this announcement is a Notice of Contaminant Level Violation for Arsenic for Cypresswood Utility District.  The well that received the violation is not owned or operated by Harris County WCID No. 132.  However, a portion of the normal water supply for Harris County WCID No.132 is supplied by the well in violation under an interchange agreement with Cypresswood Utility District.

All wells owned and operated by HCWCID No.132 have been tested and were found to be in compliance with TCEQ standards. If you have any questions, please contact the operating company for Harris County WCID No. 132, Inframark, at 832-467-1599.

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Mandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level Violation MCL, AVERAGE / ARSENIC

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the Cypresswood Utility District, TX1010432, 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 Quarter One 2024 of 0.013 mg/L 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. We are taking the following actions to address this issue: Water production from the well at this facility is being restricted. As a component of the continuous action plan, raw water samples will be taken to monitor arsenic at this facility to ensure the level is reduced to below the MCL. 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 concerning this matter, you may contact Inframark, the operator for Cypresswood Utility District, at our 24-hour Customer Service Line (281) 398-8211. Posted /Delivered on: 05/06/2024.


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