This year has been full of not so pleasant surprises, and a city near Houston is next in line to receive one.
On Saturday, the Lake Jackson, TX community was told they could not resume using their tap water, due to the possibility it was tainted with a deadly brain-eating microbe.
This restriction comes after the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority of the potential contamination of its water supply by naegleria fowleri, according to reports.
“The authority initially warned eight communities not to use tap water for any reason except to flush toilets, but on Saturday it lifted that warning for everywhere but Lake Jackson. The city of more than 27,000 residents is the site of the authority’s water treatment plant. The advisory also was canceled for two state prisons and Dow Chemical’s massive Freeport works,” NBC reported.
Eight communities were initially warned about using tap water for any reason except to flush toilets.
The advisory will remain in place until the water system has been thoroughly flushed, and tests confirm it is safe to use the water again.