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300,000 People in Corpus Christi, Texas, Told Not to Use Tap Water

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 garlic    2,639

This is why people need to have water preps at all time. Ya can't live more than 3 days without water. How bad can the water be that people cant even wash their clothing in it? Pretty bad!!!!


The Gulf Coast city of Corpus Christi, Texas, will start distributing emergency supplies of bottled water a day after warning its more than 300,000 residents that a hazardous chemical has made the tap water unsafe for drinking, bathing, brushing teeth, washing dishes or washing clothes.

The city announced today that it will give out 27,000 cases of donated bottled water and will set up drive-through centers to speed the distribution process.

"This is just the beginning of what we are doing to help our residents or citizens," city spokeswoman Kim Womack said at an event to update the public on the contamination incident, which led to the city's warning on Wednesday about using tap water and prompted the closure of at least some city schools and a rush on bottled water at local stores.

More: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/corpus-christi-residents-warned-tap-water/story?id=44216609

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 garlic    2,639

Ya think Flint Michigan had water problems? At least they could take a bath in their nasty water! Don't worry they are bringing in cases of bottled water. I wonder how many cases of water it takes to fill a bathtub. LOL


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What if I showered?

A. You could experience possible skin irritation and burning sensation in the eyes.

Q. What chemicals may have come in contact with my water supply?

A. The chemical involved is Indulin AA-86, an asphalt emulsifier.

Q. Can we boil water?

A. Do not try to treat the water yourself. Boiling, freezing, filtering, adding chlorine or other disinfectants, or letting the water stand will not make the water safe.

Q. What area of the City did the incident take place?

A. In the industrial district, north of IH-37 between Southern Minerals Road and Port Avenue.

Q. Has the water been tested and what are the results?

A. Tests were taken Wednesday, December 14, and results are expected later today.

Q. When did the problem start?

A. Wednesday, December 14, with a dirty water call.

Q. Who is responsible for fixing the problem?

A. A third party introduced the chemical. A full investigation is underway.

Q. Will the City provide water?

A. The City is working with emergency planners to determine options for water distribution.

In wake of the tap water crisis, Nestle Waters North America who produces Nestle Pure Life and Ozarka Brand Spring Water in Texas is donating 648,000 bottles of water to the FEMA Dome at Del Mar College beginning late Thursday evening.

The City of Corpus Christi will be determining distribution alerts and strategies.

Nestle anticipates four truckloads to arrive Thursday night and 22 more trucks on Friday.

Late Thursday Afternoon Valero issued statement in regards to the Corpus Christi water crisis.

"While we have been named in lawsuits, we are not the source of the contamination in question. We continue to believe this is a localized backflow issue from Ergon in the area of Valero’s asphalt terminal. This issue is not related to Valero’s Corpus Christi refineries. Valero is cooperating with the City, TCEQ, and EPA. Valero is offering its resources to assist in isolating the issue and helping to confirm the City’s  water supply is safe.  In the interim, Valero is joining other companies to provide truckloads of bottled water to Corpus Christi."


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 garlic    2,639

Texas attorney general on Corpus Christi's water supply incident: 'Every resource of my office will be made available to help... We're monitoring the situation closely. Price gouging on bottled water will not be tolerated. My office stands ready to assist Corpus Christi and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality when they know the full scope of the water contamination problem.' - NBC News

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