Drinking Water Update

Use of Tap Water May Resume in Specific Zones

Customers of the City of Corpus Christi were notified on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 of a problem with our drinking water and were advised to avoid all contact and usage of tap water until further notice. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality now have additional information regarding this situation to share with customers.

Three zones have been identified for the City of Corpus Christi:

  • (ZONE 1) is defined as the zone where the current DO NOT USE advisory has been rescinded. This City zone has resumed using the tap water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and all regular uses.

  • (ZONE 2) is defined as the zone where LIMITED USE of the tap water may resume. The limited activities include bathing, showering, flushing toilets, and washing clothes. However, due to the potential for contaminated water, infants and young children should not bathe using water since they may swallow some of it and additional water testing is needed.  Immuno-compromised individuals (e.g., those individuals undergoing chemotherapy, those with HIV/AIDS) should likewise avoid consuming the water.  Also, this zone should not use the tap water for drinking or cooking /food preparation; only bottled water should be used. 

  • (ZONE 3) is defined as the zone where the DO NOT USE advisory remains in full effect. This is the zone where the tap water should not be used and only bottled water should be used for all drinking, beverage and food preparation (including baby formula and juice), making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes or clothes, washing hands, and bathing until further notice. You may flush toilets.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

As always, you may contact the City of Corpus Christi at (361) 826-2489 or the TCEQ Corpus Christi Regional Office at 1-888-777-3186 with any concerns regarding your drinking water quality. 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have any health concerns, consult your doctor.

This notice is being sent to you by the City of Corpus Christi Public Water System ID#: 1780003.

Date distributed: 12-16-16.

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