AUSTIN — Three local water systems have higher than normal radiation counts, according to recent reports, leading to concerns by officials and an upcoming meeting with the state.
Two of the systems are owned by the Lower Colorado River Authority, including the Bonanza Beach utility in Burnet County and the Tow Water System in Llano County. Another system is the independently owned Council Creek Village utility in Burnet County.
They are currently out of compliance with governmental clean water standards, according to reports released by federal and state agencies.
Council Creek — which serves about 300 people — has radium levels that exceed those set by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to reports.
However, Council Creek owner Jack Owen contends the standards are inconsistent and unverifiable.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality officials have agreed to discuss the issue with him during a meeting July 27 in Austin, Owen said.