Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

City issues boil water notice to Corpus Christi residents

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Due to low pressure, the City of Corpus Christi has experienced a major water main break which has led to low water pressure. Loss of power throughout the city has further complicated repairs and restoration. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Corpus Christi (TX1780003) public water system to notify customers located in Calallen, Corpus Christi, and Flour Bluff to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Customers located on North Padre Island are exempt from this notice. Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

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 questions concerning this matter, you may contact the City of Corpus Christi Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489). The City of Corpus Christi is issuing this Boil Water Notice as a precautionary measure as we work to restore conditions post severe winter weather event.  

Media representatives may contact Water Utilities Strategic Communications Manager Amber Oetting at (361) 826-1844 or by email at for more information.