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Don’t use water advice in Brazosport: brain-eating amoeba



HOUSTON – The Brazosport Water Authority issued a water no-use warning after being informed of naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba in the water supply.

The notice applies to water in Lake Jackson, Freeport, Angleton, Brazoria, Richwood, Oyster Creek, Clute, Rosenburg, Dow Chemical, TDCJ Clemens, and TDCJ Wayne Scott.

The governor’s office has ordered the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to work with the Brazosport Water Authority to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

Under this notice, residents are advised not to drink or use tap water from the affected system, including bathing. Officials said the toilet flush is fine under the notice.

Officials said the non-use warning will remain in effect until the water system has been flushed and samples indicate the water is safe to use.




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