Can you shower during a boil advisory? Here is what you can, can’t do

Tap water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil for two minutes and cooled before using during a water boil notice.

The city of Corpus Christi and many other South Texas cities and towns are  currently under a water-boil notice. Any water from a tap in your home that will be ingested should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and boiled for two minutes. This includes water that has passed through a refrigerator or pitcher filter (e.g. Brita filters), ice makers, water softeners or RO (reverse osmosis) systems.

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


Is the water contaminated?

On Feb. 16, the city of Corpus Christi’s issued a water-boil notice because of a drop in water pressure, not due to contamination as in past water-boil notices. On Jan. 18 city officials announced the drop was likely due to a combination of multiple failures on individual properties from pipe breakages in the freezing temperatures and increased water consumption from residences and businesses dripping faucets to prevent more breakages. City workers searched for a possible water main break within the system for two days before determining there was none.

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