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Boil water notice lifted for Lake Jackson, city officials say

Local residents no longer have to boil water meant for consumption as of 8:45 a.m. Monday.

LAKE JACKSON, Texas — A boil water notice by the City of Lake Jackson over the weekend was discontinued Monday, according to a release.

It was lifted at 8:30 a.m.

No longer have to boil water before consumption.

City of Lake Jackson officials said the notice was issued as a precautionary measure after local water pressure dropped below the required limit within the water distribution system. It went into effect at 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality had required the City of Lake Jackson public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption, including washing hands, brushing teeth, drinking, ice-making and so on.

Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

It's  was advised residents bring water to a rolling boil for about 2 minutes and then let it cool before use.

Of course, using bottle water or water from outside of the City of Lake Jackson water system is another option.