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Beaumont Currently Adjusts to Low Access of Water Supply

3 years 4 months 1 week ago Wednesday, September 06 2017 Sep 6, 2017 September 06, 2017 9:04 PM September 06, 2017 in News

BEAUMONT – Continued shortfalls in Beaumont show how water systems along the Gulf Coast can shut down for days when faced with high flood waters.

Water service remains inconsistent. A water boil notice is in place, warning residents not to drink water without treating it.

"The water's been coming off and on," said a Beaumont resident, picking up food and water from a National Guard distribution point.

Wednesday, Beaumont's water system was at full pressure, according to Mayor Becky Ames.

The city lost water service last Thursday. Service is gradually being restored, said Ames.

"We might have some outages while we move through this process," she said. "But that will only be a few days."

This week, 37 water systems were shut down, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Hurricane Harvey also caused 188 water boil notices in effected areas.

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