According to officials, water-use restrictions have been lifted for some residents of Corpus Christi, Texas following fears of a possible contamination of the city’s water supply. Residents of the area where the restrictions have been lifted may again use water to drink, cook, bathe, and all other “regular uses,” the city has said.
Restrictions were imposed to the city of 300,000 people due to concerns that 3 to 24 gallons of Indulin AA-86, an asphalt emulsifier, possibly entered the city’s water following an incident in the Corpus Christi industrial district. While residents were urged to avoid tap water until its safety can be confirmed, the city has encountered substantial delays in its investigation due to the chemical’s proprietary patented nature, requiring city officials to sign a confidentiality agreement to learn its makeup.
Since the incident, city residents have been advised to only use bottled water for activities such as brushing teeth, drinking, cooking, and even bathing, with warnings that boiling, freezing, or filtering tap water would not make the water safe. As a result, many grocery stores within the area sold out of water within 24 hours, requiring emergency shipments to be brought in from other areas.
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