- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - The city manager of Corpus Christi has quit amid a boil water order that’s inconvenienced tens of thousands of residents.

City Manager Ron Olson submitted his resignation Tuesday as testing continued on city water supplies affected by low chlorine disinfectant levels. Olson, who’s been city manager for five years, says he holds himself accountable for the recent water boil.

Municipal officials last Friday night issued the boil water advisory. The order applies to water meant for drinking, cooking and making ice.

Authorities say heavy rain since Sunday in Corpus Christi, with a population of more than 300,000, has complicated the water sampling process.

Experts say no E.coli has been detected in the city’s water supply.

A similar Corpus Christi boil water order in July lasted about two weeks.




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