The City of Temple has been notified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that standards for water treatment were not met for several months of 2019.

According to a press release issued by the City of Temple Wednesday, from March-November of 2019, the city did not meet water treatment standards. Readings for Cryptosporidium, a containment which can be harmful if ingested, were not accurate due to a technical error, and led to the violation for water treatment.

Home water filters may not remove Cryptosporidium, so the CDC recommends bringing your water to a rolling boil for at least 1 minute.

At this time, I am so thankful that I do not drink tap water! If you've ever drank Waco water, then I'm sure you now understand my distrust for tap water.

Currently, the City of Temple is not aware of any illnesses that may have come from the lack of treatment. The City of Temple has since corrected the problem and has set up safety measures to prevent the issue from arising again.

If you have questions or concerns, the City of Temple asks that you contact the Public Works Department at (254) 298-5946.

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