An Important Message Concerning Lake Jackson Water Quality: Boil Water Notice Lifted

An Important Message Concerning Lake Jackson Water Quality: Boil Water Notice Lifted

Thu Oct 8, 2020 at 04:02 PM

Based on information from the City of Lake Jackson Health Department and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the boil water notice for the City of Lake Jackson has been rescinded.

On October 5th and 6th, the City of Lake Jackson and the TCEQ documented disinfectant residuals were above the TCEQ’s required disinfection standards throughout the entire system, and microbiological samples were collected confirming the City’s drinking water was negative for harmful bacteria. The tap water is safe to drink.

City of Lake Jackson residents will no longer need to boil the City’s water prior to using for drinking and cooking, but are urged to continue to avoid getting water up into their noses to reduce the risk of Naegleria Fowleri infection.

More information on precautions that should be taken concerning the amoeba are found by visiting the City of Lake Jackson’s website which outlines further guidance from the CDC.