Homeowners Affected by Contamination to See Lower Property Evaluations

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - A small victory for some Midland county residents dealing with contaminated well water.

Their property values are being lowered by 25% because of the chromium problem.

13 people filed appeals with the Midland Central Appraisal District to get those values reduced after a round of tests showed the dangerous chemical at more than 50 times the acceptable federal level.

That paperwork had to be in by June.

41 homeowners in all complained, but just the 13 who appealed will actually see their rates cut because of chromium.

The appraisal district says other people living nearby who are in the clear from chromium also had their taxes cut about 10%.