Lessons learned since the City’s last water boil advisory

Originally posted on November 7, 2016


CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) – It has been almost six months since the City’s last water boil alert, and on Monday 3News stopped by the City’s Utilities Department to find out what lessons officials there have learned from the event.

It was the third water boil in less than a year. According to the City’s Water Quality Manager, since then crews have been proactively looking at 98 sites in the city where the department takes samples. He said crews take samples from those locations twice a month and the department follows protocals to make sure the water is the highest quality possible.

A recent report from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ruled that the City committed five violations in connection with the two-week water boil that happened back in May. The report centered on low disinfectant levels.

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