A water boil order remains in effect in Beeville, Texas after the latest test results failed to meet required standards.
Beeville first issued its boil order over ten days ago, when reports from a resident led to official tests from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Those tests found inadequate levels of chlorine disinfectant in the city's water supply, prompting a water boil advisory.
As we've reported, residents have been under the boil order ever since, as TCEQ test results continue to fail to meet standards set by the state. The City has set up a distribution center for residents at its Community Center.
According to City staff, the latest tests of the water system show normal operation with the exception of one of the city's holdings tanks. Over the next two days, that tank will be flushed and refilled.
TCEQ will continue to test the city's water, with the latest results expected on Monday, meaning the water boil will remain in effect through the weekend. The City will continue to distribute water from its Community Center and from its Public Works department.
Residents are advised to continue to boil and then cool water before consumption or use in cooking and related activities.