Officials lifted the three-and-a-half day ban on the use of tap water in Corpus Christi on Sunday. Residents can now use the water for drinking, showering and washing clothes and dishes.
The source of the contamination has been linked to a nearby asphalt plant, but city officials have not yet named a responsible party.
As the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and others have reported, there have been four water quality advisories – including this most recent one – in the past two years alone. This has sparked residents’ wariness about the safety of the city’s water supply.
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