Beaumont lifted its boil water notice Sunday night, according to a news release.
From the release:
On February 16, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the City of Beaumont, PWS ID # 123001, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of February 21, 2021.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the City of Beaumont 311 between the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Tips for After a Water Boil Water Notice is Lifted
Fundamentally, what you will be doing after any drinking water boil water notice is flushing your plumbing system and cleaning or replacing anything that has come into contact with water.
1. First flush hot water faucets for fifteen minutes, and cold water faucets for five minutes or until it feels cold.
2. Flush your refrigerator filter for a least a quart of water, or change the filter.
3. Ice cubes from refrigerators: automatic ice dispensers should be emptied of ice made during the boil order and run through a 24-hour cycle, discarding the ice to assure purging of the icemaker water supply line.
4. Run your dishwasher empty for a full cycle.
5. Humidifiers: Discard any water used in humidifiers, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), oral, medical or health care devices, and rinse the device with clean water.
6. Clean, then flush every toilet with a quick flush
7. Change All Water Filters Currently In Use
8. Clean & Sanitize All Pet Bowls
If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the TCEQ, please call (512) 239-4691.