The water in San Benito has toxic levels of trihalomethanes, based on a review by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

The water has reached the maximum contaminant level for Total Trihalomethanes, a group of volatile organic compounds that are formed when disinfectants, such as chlorine are added to water during its treatment.

Long term consumption may cause problems with a person’s liver, kidney or central nervous system.

The TCEQ says new water samples were taken on March 3, and the results may be ready next week, we’ll keep you updated.

online: tceq.state.tx.us