Lead Exceedance Public Education Requirements
City of Burton Water System found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in the building(s) or residences on September 21, 2016. Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Please read this information closely to see what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water.
This notice is being sent to you by City of Burton Water System Texas State Water System ID # 2390002 on November 28, 2016.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and City of Burton Water System are concerned about lead in your drinking water. Although most sinks had low levels of lead in the drinking water, some had high lead levels above the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb), or 0.015 milligrams of
lead per liter of water (mg/L).
Please note, this is not a violation under federal or state law, it does however, prompt City of Burton Water System to have post Lead Public Education and if found to have a high
level reading in subsequent sampling, a program in place to minimize lead in your drinking water by the end of December 2017. This program may include adding corrosion control
treatment, source water treatment, and if necessary replacing lead service lines. If you have any questions about how we are carrying out the requirements of the lead regulation, please give us a call at 979-289 3402. This document explains the simple steps you can take to protect you and your family by reducing your exposure to lead in drinking water while in the City of Burton Water System homes(s).
Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water or other sources. It can cause damage to the brain and kidneys, and can interfere with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body. The greatest risk of lead exposure is to infants, young children, and pregnant women. Scientists have
linked the effects of lead on the brain with lowered IQ in children. Adults with kidney problems and high blood pressure can be affected by low levels of lead more than healthy