Report: Toxin levels in Plano water rise during chlorine treatment, remain within federal safety standards

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The North Texas Municipal Water District began to conduct its annual chlorine maintenance on Feb. 26. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)

The local agency that supplies water to Plano, Frisco, McKinney and other North Texas suburbs on Wednesday released the results of an independent lab report showing the levels of a potentially toxic byproduct of an ongoing water-treatment process rose this month, but remained within the federal regulatory standards.

The report, conducted by Ana-Lab Corp. in Kilgore, Texas, showed a sample of water collected on March 15 from the North Texas Municipal Water District’s northern system, which serves Plano, contained levels of trihalomethanes that were 33 percent below the federal regulatory limit of 80 parts per billion. Another sample from the water district’s southern system serving Forney, among other cities, contained trihalomethane levels that were 11 percent below the federal limit.

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