The Fort Stockton Pioneer reports that Pecos County Precinct 2 Commissioner Santiago Cantu got a notification from the T.C.E.Q. saying that the water in Coyanosa and Imperial contains a quantity of combined radium that's in violation of the Maximum Contaminate Level (M.C.L.).
Water samples are tested by the T.C.E.Q. quarterly, but the agency says Coyanosa and Imperial reportedly hasn't been in compliance for the last two quarters.
While Pecos County officials say the water is not dangerous to drink, construction is already underway for a new well in Coyanosa that will be used for drinking water.
The T.C.E.Q. will then test the quality of the water from the new well once it's complete.