The City of Galveston has lifted the boil water notice for all residents and businesses located in the City of Galveston, City of Jamaica Beach, and on Pelican Island. Additional samples taken yesterday have been tested; they meet all State and Federal standards for potable drinking water.

City officials state residents should flush their water lines by turning on all indoor and outdoor faucets and allowing them to run for several minutes. You should also discard your old ice cubes in automatic makers several times, or until the water lines have been cleared.


A boil water notice has been issued for all residents and businesses on Galveston Island after a drinking water sample tested positive for E. coli bacteria. The notice is also in effect for residents in the cities of Jamaica Beach and Pelican Island. City officials say they were notified Monday of the positive E.coli bacteria found in the water.

A second test was conducted and that particular sample tested positive for indicator bacteria. As a precaution, city officials are urging all residents and businesses of Galveston to purchase bottled water for consumption or boil water prior to consuming until further notice. Pets or animals should not be allowed to drink water presently.

City officials in Galveston will continue to monitor the water’s condition and lift the notice when it is safe to do so.

E. coli or Escherichia coli is a bacterium that is commonly found in the gut of endotherms or warm blooded organisms. Although most E. coli strains are harmless, some serotypes can cause serious food poisoning and complications in humans. Some strains of the bacteria are occasionally responsible for product recalls due to food contamination.

Watch the video below to learn more about E. coli:

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