As of December 3rd, 2020, the city of Lake Jackson water supply is still undergoing chlorine conversion and is expected to end December 14th. The CDC is currently testing the water to ensure the conversion was successful. The city says residents can expect their water to return to ‘normal’ by December 21st. Many residents are noticing the strong odor of chlorine, discoloration, and cloudiness with water use in the home. The city has posted a list of recommendations to remove the chlorine from the water, including tips on how to treat skin rashes and irritation caused by the chlorine. Click here to view the document. As of now, the conversion process is expected to last until early December.
As of September 30th, 2020, Lake Jackson is still under boil advisory as the chlorine conversion is underway to clean up the city’s water supply. Friday, September 25, at approximately 10pm, Lake Jackson residents were notified to stop using city water after a test for brain-eating amoeba in the city water supply came back positive. The test came after the city was notified that a young boy, Josiah McIntyre, had passed on September 8th 2020 from an infection of brain-eating amoeba after being exposed to city water.
Water usage restrictions are in place at this time to ensure effective flushing of the water distribution system. Those restrictions include washing vehicles, filling or draining pools, watering lawns, water recreation, pressure washing, flushing-out gutters, are all prohibited at this time.
Lake Jackson is giving out one case of water per car per day at the Lake Jackson Rec Center from 8am to 7pm. The Brazosport College pod is no longer open.
Visit the city website at www.LakeJackson-TX.gov for more information.