The state’s largest water company said it will stop using the Florida Water Treatment Plant in central Texas, where florid water is treated.
The decision came as the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, announced a $25 million plan to install a new water treatment facility in the area.
“The state’s commitment to the Floridians and Floridias environment was paramount to our decision, and we are proud of the contributions we have made in this regard,” Texas Water Service said in a statement.
“We will continue to provide the same level of service and quality water that has been provided for over two decades, with the exception of certain temporary events.”
The decision comes just weeks after Texas Water Services told the Texas Department of Water Resources to suspend water treatment in a major area of Lake Travis, which is home to more than one million people.
The department has spent years trying to keep Lake Travis water safe for drinking and recreational purposes.
Texas Water said the decision was made after a state water safety review.
“This decision is not an attempt to prevent or restrict the public from using the plant, but rather to ensure that all water users are fully informed of its use,” Texas said in its statement.
A spokeswoman for the department said the department’s decision was final and the state will no further discuss the issue.