Boil water notice lifted for city of Pearland


PEARLAND, Texas – The city of Pearland lifted a boil water notice on Friday.

In a statement, the city said:

"The City of Pearland’s water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the pressure and 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 January 18, 2018. If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact City of Pearland Public Works Department at 281-652-1900 or visit the City's website at pearlandtx.gov."

The boil water notice was issued Wednesday for residents living in neighborhoods west of SH 288.

The notice was issued due to a "major equipment failure at the Kirby Water Production facility."

City officials recommended public water system customers to boil their water prior to consumption -- including washing hands and body, brushing teeth and drinking.