PARKER COUNTY --The amount of methane in several Parker County water wells is increasing, but the Texas Railroad Commission says it still can't link the contamination to nearby gas drilling activity.

In a report released Wednesday, the commission said levels of methane, the principal component in natural gas, found in water wells in the Silverado subdivision were higher in September 2013 than in 2010 and 2011. The commission took new samples and reopened the investigation last year after receiving complaints from several more homeowners about contaminated water.

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