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August 5, 2021 10:51 AM

Water Quality Update from UTRWD

Please see the following water quality update from Upper Trinity Regional Water District.

Mustang SUD purchases treated drinking water from wholesale water supplier Upper Trinity Regional Water District. Customers may notice a slight change in water color due to seasonal lake changes, but water is still absolutely safe to drink. Please see the following water quality update from UTRWD for more information. This only effects our surface water customers, not those on well water.

Letter from UTRWD:

Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) customers in its northeast service area may notice a change in the appearance of their tap water. The Harpool Water Treatment Plant, that treats water for this area, uses Chapman Lake in east Texas as its water supply source. Chapman Lake is experiencing an episode of green colored water because of a combination of submerged vegetation and an outbreak of algae, which has contributed to this change in water color. The water is safe to drink and use for all other purposes.

UTRWD is actively working to minimize the change in water color in its tap water and anticipates resolution of this temporary condition soon. The treatment process at the Harpool WTP has been adjusted to better address the removal of color from the raw water from Chapman Lake. UTRWD is also transporting water from its other treatment plant in Lewisville to the affected area to further minimize the impact. However, residents who are sensitive to water changes may still detect a slight difference in the color of their water. This is strictly an aesthetic issue. Again, the water is safe for drinking, cooking, bathing and all other purposes.

UTRWD will continue to monitor the water from Chapman Lake and make additional adjustments as needed. We appreciate your understanding as UTRWD works to return operations to normal.

UTRWD Water Update
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