Boil water notice lifted for Texas City residents following power outages

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Sunday, February 6, 2022
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TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A boil water notice, issued after a power outage in Texas City, has been lifted.

"We are no longer under a notice to boil our water. Our water was tested and is safe to drink and for all normal activities. Also, there is no restrictions on usage." says Texas City Emergency Management.

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SEE RELATED STORY: Texas City regained power Friday night amid freeze front

In a Facebook post, city officials warned all residents to boil their water prior to drinking

"We are asking residents to minimize all water usage, avoid running dishwashers, washing machines, or sprinklers and take short showers instead of baths. All residents should boil their water for two minutes prior to consumption," the post read.

Although Galveston residents also saw power outages, the city was not impacted by the boil water notice.

If you ever come under a boil water notice where you live, here is some additional information to know.

A boil water advisory can be issued under a number of circumstances from natural disasters, like in the aftermath of hurricanes and winter storms, to sudden emergencies like a water main break.

The notices are issued when an area's water is, or could be, contaminated with bacteria that could make you sick.

Boiling kills disease-causing organisms, including viruses, bacteria and parasites.

You'll want to boil water before you do anything that involves human consumption, such as drinking, cooking, and brushing your teeth.

SEE MORE: What you need to know about boil water notices