E. Coli detected during water quality tests in Spring

A boil water notice has been put in effect in Spring after a site in Candlelight Hills had E. coli detected in its water.

A boil water notice has been put in effect in Spring after a site in Candlelight Hills had E. coli detected in its water.



Updated July 21 at 7:45 p.m. 

A boil water notice in Spring has been uplifted after tests confirmed E. coli was no longer detected in its water.

Multiple samples were collected after a single site originally tested positive for total coliform. The second round of tests came back and that same site also tested positive for E. coli, according to a spokesperson with Aqua America.

Latest test results came back clean and no E. coli was detected.

All in the area will be notified of the lifting of the notice. Customers no longer need to boil their water.

Posted July 21 at 3:12 p.m. 

A boil water notice has been put in effect in Spring after a site in Candlelight Hills had E. coli detected in its water. The boil water notice is only in effect for the Candlelight Hills subdivision, a spokesperson with Aqua America confirmed by phone.

Multiple samples were collected after the single site originally tested positive for total coliform. The second round of tests came back and that same site also tested positive for E. coli, according to a spokesperson with Aqua America.

The other test sites in Candlelight Hills tested negative for total coliform and E. coli.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is currently investigating the situation.

From ABC13 Houston
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.