The water boil advisory extends beyond just drinking water. Corpus Christi residents also shouldn’t use tap water for brushing their teeth, washing their hands while preparing food, or washing dishes (unless the dishes are rinsed for a minute in a bleach solution).

…the disinfectant in the city’s water was below safe levels. The entire city was placed under a boil advisory. The city is now using a new disinfectant called “free chlorine” to stabilize the water. This could cause the water to smell like a swimming pool and be discolored and cloudy.

…the city manager, rather than facing the issue head on, resigned in the middle of the crisis.

Read why Corpus Christi, TX shouldn’t use the water

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