The city of Portland is notifying water customers that the drinking water has exceeded the maximum contaminant level for total trihalomethanes.
According to a public notice issued by the city, the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality notified the city that the water exceeded the 0.080 milligram per liter level of trihalomethanes established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Trihalomethanes are volatile organic compounds that are formed when chlorine reacts with naturally occurring organic matter in the water. Some who drink water containing an excess of trihalomethanes over a long period of time could experience problems with liver, kidney or central nervous systems and may have an increased risk of cancer, a news release said.
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