UPDATE: The boil water notice was lifted as of July 5 at 4:30 p.m.
“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 test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of July 5, 2021.”Military Highway Water Supply Corporation via press release.
CAMERON COUNTY, Texas (KVEO) — Residents that get water from the Military Highway Water Supply Corporation (MHWSC) are being advised to boil their water before consumption.
According to a release, MHWSC suffered a major break on its main water line and water pressure fell below 20 psi.
This low pressure affected MHWSC’s ability to maintain and or deliver water to the system starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Due to this issue, customers in Cameron County residing from Highway 281 from Santa Maria to San Pedro who use MHWSC will experience low water pressure and or possible loss of service.
The outages are expected to be completely fixed by 11 p.m.
However, MHWSC is required to advise residents to boil their water before consumption in order to avoid harmful bacteria.
MHWSC will advise residents when the water is safe to use without boiling.
Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information.