Lake Jackson rescinds boil water notice issued after drop in water pressure

Water boils on a stove at a home in Houston in this undated file image.
Water boils on a stove at a home in Houston in this undated file image. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – The city of Lake Jackson has rescinded a boil water notice that was issued Saturday afternoon for all customers, according to a press release.

“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 June 21, 2021,” the city said in a news release.

Due to a drop in water pressure below the required limit within the water distribution system, the city is required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to issue the notice and test the water to ensure that it is safe to drink.

All customers were asked to boil water prior to consumption, such as washing hands or face, brushing teeth and drinking. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

To further ensure the elimination of harmful bacteria, officials said the water should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are most at risk of harmful bacteria.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from other suitable sources outside of the city’s water system.


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