Boil water advisory in effect at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
Officials at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi issued a boil water notice because of a water main break that caused low water pressure.
According to two posts on the air station’s official Facebook page, the alert was issued at 10:35 p.m. Saturday.
The posts state the water is safe to use for showering and washing hands, but should be boiled before drinking, using for cooking or brushing teeth.
The latter post states the main break was discovered about 8:50 p.m. Saturday and was repaired around 10:15 p.m.
The post says the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality mandated the boil water notice.
The base is flushing the system throughout the day Sunday until an adequate level of residuals from the system’s disinfectant, chloramine, is present, the post states.
Samples will be sent to a lab Monday for analysis.
It’s not clear when the notice will be lifted, or whether the recent rain event contributed to the issue.