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Corpus Christi city officials discuss water boil notice

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 21:13:55-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A water boil notice has been issued for the City of Corpus Christi, with the exception of Padre Island.

"We’ve had a major water main break that’s led to low water pressure or no water service," said Deanna McQueen, communications director for the city told KRIS 6 News.

Loss of power throughout the city is further complicating identification, repairs and restoration, the city said in a press release.

As a result of the low water pressures, the City must implement an immediate water boil order as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The water boil notice affects Corpus Christi, Calallen, Flour Bluff, and everyone in between Banquete and Agua Dulce.

The city says seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria and should especially follow the order.

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

For questions or concerns, contact the City of Corpus Christi Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489).