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Feb 23

Is Sugar Land's water supply safe?

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. by Web Admin

Dr. Joe Anzaldua, Sugar Land’s health authority, is confident that Sugar Land’s water supply is safe. He offers the following:

“The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate public water systems in Texas and have set stringent guidelines for high quality water standards. The City of Sugar Land’s Public Works Department continues to meet or, in most cases, exceed those standards. We continue to sample, test, and monitor water quality on a regular and ongoing basis.

“The discovery of toxic levels of iron and lead in the water supply of Flint Michigan has recently been in the news and not surprisingly has caused some concerns amongst our citizens. The City of Sugar Land’s Public Water Systems monitor lead levels (and other potential toxins) in our drinking water on a frequent basis pursuant to guidelines set forth by the TCEQ. Our most current data with respect to sampling of lead in our water supplies is significantly below the action level set by the EPA. Results from lead monitoring are published in the annual Water Quality Report, which is located on the city’s website at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/publications.

“Be assured that the City of Sugar Land has always and will continue to meet or exceed water quality standards set by federal and state agencies responsible for water quality oversight, as well as provide and protect high quality drinking water supplies to the residents of Sugar Land. In fact, in 2014 the City of Sugar Land was recognized by the TCEQ for having a superior public drinking water system. We will continue to strive for similar high ratings in the future.”

For more information, please visit our annual Water Quality Report, located on the city’s website at http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/publications.

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