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The City of Navasota notified citizens of a water well that tested positive for E. coli via Facebook Friday, Nov. 19.

According to Matthew Julian, Utility Supervisor for the City of Navasota, the water is safe to drink, and no boiling is required.

In his post he stated. “The sample was collected from a raw water well (prior to disinfection).

The water is treated with chlorine at the water treatment facility to kill any bacteria that may be present. The water well has been isolated until it can be disinfected and re-sampled.

According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the water does not have to be boiled before consumption.”

Original Facebook Release by City of Navasota


The City of Navasota had a water well(s) that tested positive for E. coli.

E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on 11/19/2021. These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for infants, young children and people with weakened immune systems.


Fecal indicators are microbes whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term health effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking this water.

Corrective action: We anticipate resolving the problem within by 11/24/2021.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Reyna at 936-825-6450.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Navasota Assistant City Manager Shawn Myatt said the well that tested positive for E. coli has been was isolated and turned off and will not be turned back on until a negative test is received. Myatt stated the well has been disinfected and will be flushed and a will be retested Wednesday, Nov. 24. He said test results are generally returned quickly but may be delayed slightly due to the Thanksgiving holiday.