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Pearland’s Boil Water Notice Ends After Lab Results Came Back

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Earlier this week, the City of Pearland told residents they were under a boil water notice due to a “major equipment failure” concerning the water pressure at the Kirby Water Production facility. ABC 13 notes that the malfunction was quickly taken care of, but the city was not able to lift the boil water notice until further testing came back from the lab to make sure the water is up to drinking standards.

Pearland residents, specifically those west of State Highway 288, were told to boil all of their water for about two minutes before letting it come into contact with their mouths. This included boiling water for cooking, showering, brushing one’s teeth, washing one’s face, and of course, drinking. Children and the elderly are at the highest risk of contracting any harmful bacteria or microbes that could be in the untreated water.

Thankfully, at nearly midnight on Thursday night, Pearland officials wrote on their website that the boil water notice had been lifted. Their official statement reads: “The City of Pearland’s water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the pressure and 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 January 18, 2018.”