Brownsville PUB monitoring water supply for potential material released by Pemex

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Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:13am

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board is closely monitoring our water supply.

This, after the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality alerted the BPUB and other water companies in the Valley about a potentially harmful material released into the Rio Salado by a PeMex facility in Mexico that's headed toward the Rio Grande Valley. TCEQ is currently taking samples to monitor the quality of water.

"In addition, we've also stepped up our own testing right there at the river intake to make sure we know exactly what is being taken in to our system," said Ryan Greenfeld, BPUB Sr. Comm. & P.R. Coordinator.

Greenfeld adds that if something hazardous is detected in the river, they can keep that contaminated water separate from the reservoirs which feed into the water plant, making the actual chance for water supply contamination slim.

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