Boil Water Notification Issued by the City of Corpus Christi

Boil Water Notification Issued by the City of Corpus Christi

Due to the inability to maintain adequate disinfectant residuals in a small area, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Corpus Christi to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. This applies to customers who get a water utility bill from the City of Corpus Christi. The City has been closely monitoring conditions and has identified low chlorine disinfectant levels. These levels are an important factor in reducing or eliminating any harmful bacteria in the water system. There has been no E.coli detected.

The City is committed to bring the water supply back to normal levels and has increased hydrant flushing along with mobilizing additional resources in order to lift the advisory as soon as possible.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption.  The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.  In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water the City of Corpus Christi provide similar notification. Citizens can receive on-going information about the water boil advisory at the City website at www.cctexas.com (newsroom) or http://news.cctexas.com

For more information contact Kim Womack, Communication Director at (361) 826-3211 or (361) 834-6257. Mark
Van Vleck, Assistant City Manager will be in the field at 9 p.m.for onsite news media at the location of Quetzal and Bilfinch Street.

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