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High levels of E. Coli found in Beeville water

Second time this month the city is under boil water notice.
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Posted at 4:29 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 17:30:28-04

BEEVILLE, Texas — A boil water notice has been issued for the City of Beeville. High levels of E. coli bacteria have been found in the water.

City officials say the Public Water System exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level for E. coli bacteria and they have been required to notify all water customers to boil their water prior to drinking it or using it for cooking, handwashing, brushing teeth, etc. Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria. The City recommends bringing the water to a vigorous rolling boil 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.

This is the second boil water notice the city has issued this month. Officials notified residents and businesses on July 12 that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality found the Public Water System failed to maintain adequate chlorine residuals. That notice was lifted on July 15.

Ciity officials say anyone with questions concerning this matter, should call Joe Montez at 361-358-4641 ext. 202.