Regional flooding continues to impact area water systems so precautionary boil water notices remain in effect for customers in Brazoria County. Water officials just released the following statement:
Widespread area flooding has indicated the need to continue Precautionary Boil Water Notices for a number of water customers in the coastal area.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations require precautionary boil water notices anytime a public water supply is threatened by the possibility of contamination. Conditions which could cause contamination include loss of water pressure caused by power outages and severe flooding which might allow contaminants to enter the system.
Therefore, Undine is issuing this boil water notice which will remain in effect until area flooding has subsided, power is restored, and water samples indicate the water supply is free of any contamination.
Following is the list of affected subdivisions for customers within the Orbits water utility (recently acquired by Undine LLC) updated – 9/6/2017 :
ROSHARON - RIVERSIDE ESTATES, COLONY COVE, BRIAR MEADOWS, BAYOU COLONY
ALVIN - COUNTRY ACRES ESTATES, MARK V ESTATES, COLONY TRAILS SUBDIVISION
BRAZORIA - BERNARD OAKS SUBDIVISION, SAN BERNARD ESTATES
PEARLAND – RYAN LONG, RYAN LONG SUBDIVISION 2
ANGLETON - WILCO WATER CO, BEACHWOOD SUBDIVISION
LIVERPOOL – SNUG HARBOR
FREEPORT – DEMI JOHN ISLAND
Customers may contact 866-271-4205 for questions on this matter.
Due to widespread area flooding, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Undine, LLC public water system (formerly known as Orbits Utility) to notify customers in the affected subdivisions to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
Once test samples indicate the water is free of contaminants the boil water notice will be rescinded and customers will be notified.