Boil water notice lifted for Galveston Island

July 11, 2012 9:11:19 AM PDT
A boil water notice that was issued yesterday for all residents and businesses on Galveston Island has been lifted.

City officials say they were notified Monday that a drinking water sample tested positive for E. coli bacteria. On a second test, one of three samples taken tested positive for indicator bacteria.

But this morning, the city says additional samples taken yesterday showed that the water meets state and federal standards for drinking water.

The city does say that all residents and business owners should flush their own water lines by turning on all indoor and outdoor faucets, both hot and cold taps and allowing water to run for several minutes. Citizens are also advised to discard several trays of ice cubes from automatic icemakers.