Residents in Corpus Christi, Texas warned not to use tap water

Residents in the city of Corpus Christi, Texas have been warned that an unknown chemical has made it into their water system and should not to use tap water until an investigation is complete.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported that city officials released statement stating that residents should only use bottled water for cooking and drinking until the safety of the tap water can be confirmed.

Officials said a back-flow incident that occurred late Wednesday in the industrial district is to blame for the unknown chemical in the water.

“The city is working the incident with industry, state regulators and consultants to correct the situation as quickly as possible,” the release said.

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