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Despite the recent citywide water ban, residents can drink Corpus Christi’s water without worry. 

The city’s 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report showed no signs that any potential health risks could occur from drinking the water.

The report is an annual requirement from the Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that informs customers about the quality of drinking water. The EPA requires water systems to test for up to 97 contaminants.

Monday, Water Utility Department officials presented the report, which was mailed to customers in their May utility bill, at the Water Utilities Building.

Utilities Project Manager Brittany Mouttet said the purpose of the meeting was for residents to understand the the 2016 Consumer Confidence Report. 

All of the contaminants that were measured fell below what would be considered a health risk, said Mouttet.

Isabel Galvan Hernandez, 68, and her husband attended the meeting with a copy of the report in hand. 

Hernandez’s goal for the night was to leave knowing the basic quality of drinking water.  

“I’m just going to listen to (the presentation),” Hernandez said. 

Water quality is of concern, Hernandez said, because she needs to do daily tasks such as cooking, bathing and washing dishes. 

In the report, each contaminant lists the average measurement found in drinking water in parts per million or billion. The measurement is a concern when it is…