HIGHLIGHTS: Houston’s water bottles are dirty and dirty water sources are dirty.
And now, an audit of Houston’s tap water supplies.
The report says that in January of 2017, about 60% of the water in Houston’s distribution system was not tested for bacteria.
The city says it is still investigating the issue, but it says that during the period that the report was issued, the amount of bacteria tested was 1.4 times higher than the level it considers safe.
In a statement, the city said it took the audit seriously and that it has done all it can to improve its water quality.
The report also notes that water was still not tested in all parts of the city, but said that in Houston, the number of cases was actually lower than that in other areas.
“The results of the audit are troubling.
While we recognize that many people are concerned about the impact of the data on the quality of our water supply, we believe that it is also important to ensure that all residents have access to safe drinking water,” the statement said.
The city said that while the city has improved its water delivery, it needs to be mindful of the fact that a large number of people rely on water to survive, work, or simply take showers.
More than 2,300 people have been diagnosed with waterborne illness from waterborne pathogens and the city says they are not limited to the city.
This post has been updated to include the city’s response to the audit.