High Levels of Nitrate Found in Byers Water

Published 10/15 2013 11:03AM

Updated 10/15 2013 11:04AM

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has notified the city of Byers that its water system has tested for high levels of nitrate.

Officials say most residents do not need to use a different water supply, but if you're someone with health concerns you should talk to your doctor to get more information on how this can affect you.

Officials say infants 6 months and younger can become seriously ill, and if untreated, possibly die if they drink the affected water and should be given water from an alternative water supply.

The city of Byers is working with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to fix the problem and free bottled water is available at Byers city hall.

For more information you an call 940-529-6149 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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