Morton Valley Public Notice

The following Public Notice is being sent in compliance with TCEQ regulations. This Public Notice was sent to each member of MVWSC on the back of May's Billing Statement. In an effort to be sure that everyone reads the notice, I'm also sending it to our entire member's E-mail list,, local radio stations, newspaper, and the Abilene TV News stations. Lastly, a copy is posted on the front door of our business office.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the MORTON VALLEY WSC TX 0670018
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 (LRAA),
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 one 2016 of 0.081 mg/L for DBP2-01.
Trihalomethanes are a group of volatile orgainc compounds that are formed when chlorine, added to water during
the treatment process for disinfection, reacts with naturally-occurring organic matter in the water.
Some people who drink water conaining trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience
problems with their liver, kidney, or central nervous systems, and may have an increaded 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.
Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received
this notice directly. You can do htis 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 our Office Manager by calling our Business Office:
Patricia Emery, Office Manager
Morton Valley Water Supply Corporation
PO Box 550
Eastland, Texas 76448-0550
Office Hours: TUE-WED-THU 10AM to 1PM