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Tainted water flowed to these Texans’ homes for three years. No one told them.

A new operator was assigned to fix the well in Midland County, which is still not compliant with state standards.

A playa (flood plain) borders a neighborhood in South Midland on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. For three years, residents from the neighborhood outside city limits consumed well water laced with traces of arsenic. The well can be seen in the bottom right of the flood plain.

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