Boil water notice lifted in Laredo

Published: Mar. 3, 2022 at 9:32 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -After 13 days, the boil water notice has been lifted in the affected areas in Laredo.

On Thursday, the City of Laredo announced on its Facebook page that water is no longer required to be boiled prior to consumption.

The boil water notice first went into effect late February 18, 2022.

The boil water notice was issued to portions of neighborhoods in central, south, and east Laredo.

When City officials first announced the notice they stated it was due to low distribution pressure resulting from a line break. and subsequent loss of water tank levels in certain affected areas.

Which prompted the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to require the city of Laredo to notify all customers to boil their water before consumption as a precautionary measure.

The City of Laredo’s press release:

“The City of Laredo has taken the necessary corrective actions to ensure the quality of the water distributed by the public water system used for drinking and human consumption. It has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate the water no longer requires boiling prior to consumption effective immediately. The Health Department laboratory reported all samples were negative for total coliform organisms. These steps met compliance and allow the boil water notice to be lifted, which was issued on February 18th and 19th, 2022.

For any questions concerning this matter, the community can contact Juan Rios, Water Pollution Control, at (956) 721-2007 or the Utilities Department Main Office at (956) 721-2000, located at 5816 Daugherty Avenue.”

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