Progress Being Made in Ending Boil Water Notices

September 14, 2017

The cities of Rockport, Aransas Pass and NCWCID #4 (Port Aransas) have now all rescinded their Hurricane Harvey related water boil notices.

September 1, 2017

The cities of Portland, Odem, Taft, Gregory and Inglside have announced they have lifted their city specific boil water notices.

August 30, 2017  

The San Patricio Municipal Water District has completed testing its transmission pipelines and is able to deliver safe drinking water to the municipal water systems it serves in San Patricio, Aransas and Nueces Counties.  That includes Odem, Taft, Portland, Gregory, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Rockport, Ingleside on the Bay, Port Aransas, the Rincon Water Supply Corp. and the Seaboard WSC.

The next step in the required process of lifting boil water notices is for each city to test their systems.  If those tests come back clear, each city or water supply corporation will individually provide notification that the water is safe to drink.  This is a lengthy process but it is required for protection of public health.

The Water District is able to deliver potable water to all customers but some city systems continue to have no power to run pumps and may have major system damage.

Following state regulations, and as a precaution, the District put a boil water notice in effect on Saturday, August 26.  The notice was necessary because of reduced system water pressure in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Until the boil water notice is lifted in each community, the public should continue to boil water for drinking, cooking and making ice to ensure the destruction of potentially harmful bacteria and other microbes. Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.  Bottled water is an alternative for consumption.