Here’s what to know about Corpus Christi’s boil-water notice

Mayor Paulette Guajardo, center, speaks at the city's press conference about the issued water boil, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at City Hall. The city is planning to have water distribution centers as well as partnering with the American Red Cross for homebound senior citizens.

Corpus Christi city officials on Wednesday were still searching for the water main break that led to a loss of pressure and a boil-water advisory.

Here’s what the advisory means and how the city is addressing it:

Why did the city need to issue a boil-water notice?

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires public water systems to issue boil-water notices as a precaution to protect consumers from drinking water that may have been contaminated. 

There are various conditions that could compromise the safety of drinking water, including water pressure dropping below 20 pounds per square inch.

Pressure dropped in the city’s system because of a water main break. 

How long will the advisory be in effect?

City Manager Peter Zanoni said Tuesday that it may take a couple of days before the advisory is rescinded.

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