A boil water notice for residents using the public water system in Laredo, TX, still remains, 10 days after being issued.
The notice was issued after low levels of disinfectant were found in the city’s water supply. After being issued to just the Chacon neighborhood on Saturday, July 3, the notice was extended to include all residents who used the city’s water system.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has been posting social media updates since the boil alert was first issued.
On Monday, July 5, the environmental agency arranged for more than 12,000 water bottles to be delivered to Laredo as tests continued to determine whether water was safe to drink.
Another 41,472 bottles of water were delivered on Tuesday, July 6, and a further update was shared, informing residents that local officials would be conducting a system-wide chlorine conversion.
The boil water notice remained as a precautionary measure.
On Monday, July 12, it was reported that the TCEQ investigators were testing chlorine levels and taking bacteria samples from the local water supply. A bacteria test typically takes 24 hours to produce accurate results, but it could take up to a week.
It was predicted that results would come back yesterday (Tuesday, July 13), but there have been no updates from TCEQ as of yet, and the boil water notice still stands.
You can find out more about boil water notices, and what they entail, here.