Go with the flow

Michael Soliz, a maintenance custodian, and Alfred Littles, a mail handler, load cases of water for distribution to employees at the Corpus Christi, TX, Processing and Distribution Center this month.

The Postal Service continued to deliver cheer in a Texas community this month despite a four-day ban on drinking water.

Corpus Christi enacted the ban after the town’s water supply became contaminated. Many schools, businesses and shops were closed — but USPS never missed a beat.

After city officials lifted the ban, local postal leaders quickly brought affected facilities back online. USPS provided employees with bottled water, alternatives to hand washing and even showers until the water was deemed safe again.

“It made me feel grateful to work for [an organization] that looked out for its employees as they did here,” said Letter Carrier Juan Eguia. “It showed they were looking out for our well-being.”

In a message to employees, Rio Grande District Manager Mary Sullivan thanked the Southern Area and USPS headquarters’ emergency management teams for their assistance.

She also praised employees for their overcoming the challenges during the busiest time of year.

“I sincerely appreciate the efforts of our Corpus Christi employees in rising to the challenge and keeping the holiday season mail moving to our customers,” Sullivan wrote.