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City of Corpus Christi statement on tap water warning

Late today (Wednesday), an unknown chemical substance may have contaminated the City of Corpus Christi drinking water due to a recent back-flow incident in the industrial district.

In an abundance of caution and until results can confirm water safety, the City is issuing an avoid tap water usage until further notice. The City is working the incident with industry, state regulators and consultants to correct the situation as quickly as possible. 

DO NOT USE YOUR TAP WATER. USE ONLY BOTTLED WATER.

During a recent back-flow incident, unknown chemical substances may have contaminated our drinking water. In an abundance of caution and until we can investigate further and have the water tested, avoid all contact with the tap water. Only bottled water should be used for all drinking, beverage and food preparation (including baby formula and juice), making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes or clothes, washing hands, and bathing until further notice.

DO NOT TRY TO TREAT THE WATER YOURSELF.

Boiling, freezing, filtering, adding chlorine or other disinfectants, or letting the water stand will not make the water safe.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly. If you have specific health concerns, consult your physician.