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The city of Corpus Christi, Texas, is warning its residents not to use tap water as officials investigate an unknown chemical.
The Caller-Times reported early Thursday that a city news release blames a recent back-flow incident in the industrial district. Officials are telling residents to use only bottled water until the safety of the tap water can be confirmed.
South Texas Water Authorities informed us that the affected cities so far include; Corpus Christi, Banquete, Agua Dulce, Bishop, Kingsville, Calallen, and Driscoll.
Cities that are NOT affected by the contamination: Sinton, Ingleside, Gregory, St Paul, San Patricio, Taft, Lakeside, Mathis, Odem, Lake City, Port Aransas, and Portland.
originally posted by: Profusion
Does it really make sense that a warning like this would be put out over an "unknown chemical"?
What's the logic in that?
"We don't know what it is, but we know it's harmful." I don't believe that myself.
This looks like a cover-up and a very bad one at that.
originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
What's the logic in that?
Because there's an unknown industrial chemical in the water supply, and they have yet to determine what it is and in what concentrations it's present.
For the third time in 10 months, business owners and residents suffered through yet another boil notice after disinfectant levels in the drinking water fell below the state standard. This time the boil notice lasted 12 days. It was the longest stretch of time, under a boil notice, in recent memory. State officials agreed to lift the boil order on Wednesday after city water passed standards set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
The water system is failing and it's something city leaders have known about for years. Yet little has been done to solve the problem.
The source of Corpus Christi’s water problem is complex, but there's one common factor: failing infrastructure.
Clogged, cracked, collapsed and stagnant water pipes are all over Corpus Christi. The city has 1,700 miles of pipes to maintain. Half of those are past their useful life. Many are made out of rigid, asbestos cement pipe. When you put that kind of pipe in the city's shifting clay soil conditions - you have a recipe for disaster.
originally posted by: tigertatzen
Corpus is a coastal town. Anyone who lives on a beach and drinks the tap water is playing roulette with their health, and ought to know better.....