As you may be aware, Governor Abbott held a press conference with representatives from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on September 29, 2020 to answer questions from the public about the recent issue in south Texas (Lake Jackson area) where Naeglera Fowleri, commonly referred to as brain-eating amoebas, were found in the water supply. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has extensive information about Naeglera Fowleri posted online at: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/general.html. WFAA ran a story last night on this topic. The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has released the following statement regarding the water quality supplied to the Ables Springs Special Utility District. “NTMWD uses advanced treatment processes, including the use of ozone, for treating and disinfecting drinking water to meet all public health standards before it is delivered to customers. This unfortunate situation highlights the importance of maintaining adequate chlorine disinfection levels throughout the water distribution system to eliminate harmful bacteria or organisms. The cities and local water providers who receive water from NTMWD also perform water quality testing on their local systems to ensure water remains properly disinfected and safe as it travels to homes and businesses.” Be assured that the District’s water is safe to drink. If you have any concerns about the quality of your drinking water, please contact our business office at (972) 563-9704.