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Posted on: August 8, 2021


Boil Water Notice Rescinded

The boil water notice for Portland has been rescinded. Lab tests confirmed the City’s water supply meets regulatory standards. Therefore, our water supply is safe for consumption!

Portland residents should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking. Flushing simply means letting the water run to ensure that no contaminated water remains in your pipes. Follow the following guidelines for flushing:
• Run all cold-water faucets in your home for 3-5 minute
• To flush automatic ice makers, make three batches of ice and discard
• Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle

See the Official Rescinding Notices in English and Spanish below.


Notice of Water Boil Rescission
On August 6, 2021 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Portland public water system (PWS) #20500005 to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from the 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 that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of August 8, 2021. 


If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the City of Portland at (361)777-4601 during regular business hours or (361) 777-4444 after hours.   Media representatives may contact Shelby O’Brien at (361) 742-7071 or by email at for more information.   If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691.


Aviso de Hervir Agua Rescindido
August 8, 2021

8 de agosto de 2021, la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas requirió que el sistema público de agua #2050005, emitiera un Aviso de Hervir Agua para informar a clientes, individuos o empleados que debido a condiciones que ocurrieron recientemente en el sistema público de agua, el agua de este sistema público de agua debía ser hervida antes de que se usara como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano.

El sistema público de agua ha tomado las medidas correctivas necesarias para restaurar la calidad del agua distribuida por este sistema público de agua utilizada como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano y ha proporcionado a la TCEQ resultados de pruebas de laboratorio que indican que el agua ya no requiere hervir antes de usarse a partir del 7 de August de 2021.

Si usted tiene preguntas sobre este asunto, puede contactar a cuidad del Portland al (361)-777-4601 durante el horario comercial regular o al (361)-777-4444 fuera del horario laboral.   Los representantes de los medios de comunicación pueden comunicarse con Shelby O'Brien al (361) 742-7071 o por correo electrónico a para obtener más información. Si un cliente, individuo o empleado desea contactar al director ejecutivo, por favor llame al (512) 239-4691.

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