McAllen Showcases Procedures Used to Prevent Water Contamination: McAllen Public Utility provides water to more than 120,000 customers.
KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi Most us began Thursday morning with news of yet another water supply problem. By lunch time, we knew why: Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, Inc. on Up River Road does not have a backflow preventer. Or, the one they do have, failed. And so, city officials tell us a couple of chemicals - one of them, hydrochloric acid - got into our water supply.
Possible cause for brain-eating ameoba contamination
Severn Trent is the consulting firm in charge of the water in the affected areas. Project Manager Jason Moss says they are doing what they can to treat the water and investigate the cause.
"One of the concerns that we have that could be a potential source of the amoeba is what is called a cross connection where a customer tied his home water to supply to the irrigation water supply," Moss explained....
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