UPDATE: Threat of E. coli contamination gone, boil water notice lifted by Bilma PUD

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2:00 p.m.

The Bilma Public Utility District has canceled the boil water advisory to its customers, as of noon Jan. 10. There is no need to boil water supplied by the Bilma PUD, according to its website.

Bilma PUD water was found safe to drink in the latest sample, the announcement said. According to the Bilma PUD website, the operator said Bilma water was always safe to drink and a testing sample was inaccurate.

However, customers should make their own decisions as to whether to dispose of ice, flush water throughout home water lines or replace water filters, Bilma PUD stated in its updated boil water notice.

9:45 a,m.

A public utility district serving about 1,600 residents in Spring near Louetta Road, Kuykendahl Road and TC Jester Avenue, has issued a boil water notice effective Jan. 9, according to its website.

According to a notice posted on the Bilma Public Utility District, E. coli bacteria were found in the water system Jan. 8, which can occur when runoff enters the drinking water source after heavy rain, breaks in the pipes or failure during the water treatment process. The notice did not specify which event was thought to have caused the contamination.

The notice stated the problem was expected to be resolved within 48 hours, and residents should boil water before use until further notice. A new water sample is being tested today, Jan. 10, according to the website.

Bilma PUD provides a map of the areas it serves on its website.

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Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.
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