Breckenridge Texan

Boil water notice issued for part of Breckenridge

Boil water notice issued for part of Breckenridge
November 21
09:26 2017

An old water tap, where a two-inch pipe tied into a six-inch pipe failed at the intersection of East Williams and South Geneva, near the hospital, Monday night, prompting a water boil notice for a few blocks in Breckenridge on Tuesday, according to Houston Satterwhite, City of Breckenridge Public Works Director.

Specifically, the area from Dubois Street to Hartford Street and from Walker Street to the South City Limits is affected. See the map below for the area under the boil water notice.

Satterwhite said he is working to get the water sample to the lab as early as possible, so that it can be tested quickly. As soon as the water report comes back that it is safe for consumption, the City will notify residents.

The boil water notice is in effect because the pressure had to be turned off in order to repair the line, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations require the water in that system be boiled prior to consumption for safety reasons until it is deemed safe again.

To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled for at least two minutes. In lieu of boiling water, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water for some other suitable source, according to the City of Breckenridge.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, water system officials will notify each customer directly in the affected area.

For more information, call the City of Breckenridge at 254-559-8287 or the water office at 254-559-7249.

The area outlined in black is the area affected by the current water boil notice. Specifically, it is from Dubois Street to Hartford Street and from East Walker Street to the South City Limits. (Graphic courtesy of the City of Breckenridge)

Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: City employees are cleaning up the area where a water line repair was made Monday night, near the intersection of East Williams and South Geneva. The repair required the water pressure to be cut off, which necessitated a water boil notice for a small area of town. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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