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Posted on: August 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Water Boil Notice Lifted for Portland

The City of Portland has lifted its Boil Water Notice. The San Patricio Municipal Water District put the notice into effect on Aug. 26 due to low pressure in their lines caused by Hurricane Harvey. All areas in the City of Portland no longer require water be boiled prior to use. While the City of Portland has lifted its Boil Water Notice, it does not apply to any other city or entity that may have a notice in effect.

Because of the low pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the City of Portland to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, and employees that due to conditions that occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of August 30, 2017.  If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Brian DeLatte at 361-777-4500. 

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