Article courtesy of Staff of Shannon Brooks | January 26th, 2017 | The Examiner | Shared as educational material.
In Texas, the Community Water Systems has provided people in Sawmill Addition with water that exceeds regulatory limits for arsenic. In high concentrations, arsenic is poisonous. In low concentrations for extended time periods, arsenic may cause cancer. In Bridge City, however, officials spent $1.4 million to treat water for iron and manganese but at least one environmental activist said the measures will not remove volatile organic contaminants. Despite a noncompliance issue, the City of Beaumont insists that its drinking water has always been safe. Read more about water contamination in these Texas cities here.