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The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of February 20, 2021.

Residents, restaurants and food establishments can review Steps to Take After the Boil Water Advisory is Lifted for further instructions.

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On February 16, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the City of Corpus Christi public water system, TX1780003, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

This led to low water pressure or no water service to all Corpus Christi customers. Loss of power throughout the city was further complicating identification, repairs and restoration.

As a result of the low water pressures, the City implemented an immediate Boil Water Notice as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. All water customers were notified to boil their water prior to consumption. Seniors and persons with weakened immune systems who are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria were especially advised to follow the order.

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

In lieu of boiling, individuals could purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The City’s Emergency Operations Center contacted grocers and other retailers to notify them of additional bottled water supply needed for the Corpus Christi region.

Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and City Manager Peter Zanoni held a News Conference on Tuesday, February 16 to inform the public of these plans. Residents can watch a recording of the full News Conference on YouTube.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the City of Corpus Christi Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489). 

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