What is the District doing now that it knows this substance is present in the water?
The District’s primary goals are to inform the public that this substance has been detected in some of the District’s source waters and to continue to work with State and Federal agencies to address the source. To that end, we have been meeting with the State and EPA to share information and coordinate sampling efforts.

The District has taken many proactive steps in response to the detection of 1,4-dioxane in its water supply.
• In 2013, the District expanded the water laboratory at the Klein Water
Treatment Facility to be able to accurately analyze for this substance.
• The District continues to monitor 1,4-dioxane concentrations in its water
• The District has blended its water sources to minimize concentrations to the
extent practical and assure that concentrations are well below the EPA health
• The District has also engaged water treatment and engineering consultants to
help us examine ways to minimize the presence of this substance. This includes
pilot study testing of a process to remove the substance as well as cost
estimates for construction of treatment capacity.

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1. Is my drinking water safe?
2. Is this substance in my water?
3. What is a part per billion?
4. How did the District find out that 1,4-dioxane was in the District’s groundwater sources?
5. What is 1,4-dioxane?
6. What level of 1,4-dioxane is considered safe in drinking water?
7. What is the District doing now that it knows this substance is present in the water?
8. Does the District know the source of 1,4-dioxane?
9. How are the State and EPA working to address the source of 1,4-Dioxane in the District's drinking water supply?
10. How will the District keep customers informed about the occurrences of 1,4-Dioxane?
11. How can I contact the District to get more information on this topic?