Beeville officials: Water safe to drink
Beeville officials: Water safe to drink.
City of Beeville officials lifted a boil water advisory Friday that had been in effect since Wednesday.
"The water boil is over and the water is safe for human consumption," Beeville city officials posted on Facebook.
A water shortage in Beeville prompted the boil water notice in the city Wednesday, according to a news release.
Beeville City Manager William A. DiLibero said severe storms Tuesday night led to a power outage at the Swinney Switch water treatment and distribution facility.
On Thursday city officials authorized the rental of generators to operate the pumps and treatment facility so the water system can remain operational, according to a news release.
The boil water notice prompted Beeville ISD to release students at 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the school district’s social media account.
Beeville’s Emergency Management office worked around the clock to monitor water levels and notify local hospitals and senior homes about the advisory, the news release states.
The city distributed free cases of bottled water to families throughout the advisory at the Beeville Community Center.
Reporter Natalia Contreras contributed to this report.