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Rockport lifts boil notice for residents

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Posted at 9:26 PM, Jun 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-15 17:33:14-04

UPDATE - 6/15/2023:

Rockport has lifted the boil notice from Tuesday after lab testing confirmed it was safe to drink, according to a press release from city officials.

The water samples from the damaged water line had been sent off to be tested on Wednesday, however the results didn't come in until Thursday afternoon.

"Our water system has been certified as safe to drink and the water no longer needs to be boiled," city officials stated.

UPDATE - 6/14/2023:

The city of Rockport's Public Works Department has fixed the damaged water line from Tuesday night and has sent water samples in for testing, according to a Facebook post from the Public Safety Center.

The results are expected to come in this evening and if the results are clear, the boil notice will be lifted. The city plans to update residents via CodeRed.


ORIGINAL - 6/13/2023:

The city of Rockport has issued a boil notice for residents after a water supply line was damaged, according to a press release from Rockport city officials.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a local contractor struck a water supply line leading to Rockport's public water system. This caused leakage and a loss of water pressure to a portion of the water system.

Repair crews were able to arrive within 30 minutes of the incident being reported and were expected to finish repairs between 6 and 7 p.m.

City officials state in the release that until it's confirmed to be safe, residents should boil their water before using it.

Contact Public Works Director for the City of Rockport, Mike Donoho at (361) 790-1160 with any questions or concerns.

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