City of Victoria no longer under water boil notice

Water boil advisory lifted in Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas- Residents in Victoria no longer need to boil their water.  City leaders received confirmation Sunday its water supply is free of contaminants.

“This is an important step back to normalcy after this difficult winter storm,” said Mayor Rawley McCoy. “Water availability has been a crucial need during the past week, which is why City leaders have been working diligently not only to restore water service but to ensure that water is safe to drink.”

The water boil notice went into effect Tuesday evening in compliance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requirements after the city experienced a significant loss of water pressure. On Saturday, the city collected water samples from across the water system and submitted them to a lab for testing. On Sunday, the TCEQ notified the city it could lift the water boil notice.

“Our employees have moved quickly throughout this process to restore water pressure and collect samples for testing,” said City Manager Jesús A. Garza. “Rescinding the water boil notice has been our top priority, like many other communities’ across the state. I’m proud of the hard work of our Public Works crews and city staff who worked tirelessly to resolve the event for our community.”

Water pressure has been restored across the city’s water system. Homes still without water are likely experiencing hidden leaks or localized water line breaks.

City leaders plan to conduct a thorough review of its water system infrastructure, technology and processes to determine improvements that can be made to avoid future water service interruptions.

The city has provided water to at least 13 agencies. A truckload arrived Sunday morning provided by the state and FEMA. Sunday afternoon the city delivered water to an apartment complex still struggling with water issues. It also had water delivered to the housing authority.

To report a leak, call 361-485-3381. For more information, visit www.victoriatx.gov/waterboil.