Harvey Systems Update by EPA & TCEQ

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality have teamed up to address and aid in correction of the environmental aftermaths of Hurricane Harvey.

As of September 14, the following updates have been posted at the link: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/news/releases/epa-tceq-updated-status-of-systems-affected-by-harvey.

1. Drinking Water
Of the 2,238 affected drinking water systems, 2,014 are fully back to operation, 77 have boil water notices, and 19 are shut down.

2. Wastewater
31 of 1,219 wastewater treatment plants are inoperable; wastewater spills are resulting.

3. Flood Water
Floodwaters can contain hazardous material from industrial or waste sites. Take proper precaution. For more information, follow the link above.

4. Critical Infrastructure
15 of 340 dams have experienced damage. A meeting will occur this week between the agencies and dam owners.