Water in Brazoria County Texas Is Not Potable – Boiling Notice Issued

Water in Brazoria County Texas Is Not Potable – Boiling Notice Issued

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People living in the flood-affected areas of Brazoria County, Texas, have been issued a Boil Water Notice by the County officials, on June 10, 2016, as reported by ABC News.

The warning has come into effect after the authorities, based on water samples collected from the calamity-hit area, have deemed the life-saving liquid found in the private wells of the county, unfit for daily use, which includes drinking, bathing, and cooking.

However, considering the indispensability of the precious and necessary liquid needed for day-to-day living, officials have advised the residents to first get their water tested at the Brazoria County Water Lab, located at 409 East Orange, Angleton, and to boil it for at least one minute before it is consumed. In addition, people can also choose to chlorinate or bleach one gallon of water by using one-eighth of a teaspoon of the chemical, as an alternative method for purification.

The Public Slate will provide updates as they become available.

By Bashar Saajid

Sources:

ABC News: Officials Issue Boil Water Notice for Parts of Brazolia Co.

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