February 13, 2017
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified Point Blank and Stephens Creek WSC TX 2040024 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 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 four 2016 of 0.014mg/L for EP001.
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 updating our arsenic filtration system, and should have this completed by Spring of 2017.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may contact the PB&SC WSC office at 936-377-4811.
PB&SC Board of Directors