Power to the O.N. Stevens Water Treatment Facility in Corpus Christi has been restored according to Mayor Joe McComb, and the City is hoping to expedite the process of recalling the water boil advisory.
McComb said the precautionary water boil advisory that the City was placed under Friday was due to a power outage at the facility. Once the facility is up and running, water testing will begin and they expect to have results in by Sunday.
The mayor said the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality would then have to sign off on the test results. He hopes to get that process expedited so that water can be restored as soon as possible.
Boil Water Notice - Corpus Christi
Due to conditions within the city caused by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Corpus Christi (TX1780003) public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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 Clarence Wittwer at 361-826-1208. The City of Corpus Christi is issuing this Boil Water Notice as a precautionary measure as we work to restore conditions post hurricane.