NAVASOTA WATER WELL SAMPLE TESTS POSITIVE FOR E.COLI

  

The City of Navasota Public Water system was notified today (Friday) that a sample taken from one of the water wells tested positive for E. coli.

According to a press release from the City, upon notification, the well was immediately removed from use, and will remain shut down until it tests negative for E. coli.

Water from the wells is disinfected with chlorine at the water treatment plant prior to distribution.

Currently all distribution samples are in compliance and drinking water is safe to consume by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Boiling water is not required.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
The City of Navasota public water system had a water well that tested positive for E. coli.

E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on 5-10-2024. These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for infants, young children, and people with weakened immune systems.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Fecal indicators are microbes whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste.

Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term health effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms.

They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking this water.

CORRECTIVE ACTION

The water well has been isolated from the water system until test results show the well is E. coli negative. The City anticipates resolving the problem within 10 days.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.


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  1. Lots of folks are experiencing these symptoms thinking its the stomach flu it might be the water. As much as we pay in taxes looks like we could at least have drinkable safe water.

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