South Padre Island boil water notice lifted

The shoreline is met with the first hints of sunlight Wednesday, May 9, 2018, on South Padre Island, Texas. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald)

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Residents and visitors of this city no longer need to boil their water before use or consumption.

Tuesday afternoon, the Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) lifted its boil water notice that had been issued for South Padre Island.

The company issued the notice on Sunday due to a line break caused by an independent contractor that was replacing a fire hydrant along Padre Boulevard Frontage Road on the Island.

According to LMWD General Manager Carlos J. Galvan, Jr., water samples were sent on Monday to get tested for bacteriological.

A notification from the LMWD states that the public water system took the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by the public water system that’s used for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Additionally, the notification states that the LMWD provided the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use.

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