Breckenridge Texan

Water main break leads to boil water notice for West Elm, North Harvey
May 04
15:57 2018

The City of Breckenridge’s Public Works Director has issued a Boil Water Notice for water customers in the 800 to 1500 blocks of West Elm Street and the 100 block of North Harvey Street, effective Friday, May 4.

A water main break earlier in the day required the water to be shut off while a repair was made.

“This water main has been under pressure for 60-plus years,” said Public Works Director Houston Satterwhite. “Overtime, the vibrations from traffic…they just give out.”

Due to those conditions, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires the City to notify all customers in the affected area to boil their water prior to consumption. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

The Boil Water Notice will be in effect for a minimum of 48 hours from when it was issued. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, officials will notify each customer directly in the affected area.

For more information, call the City Offices at 254-559-8287 or the Water Office at 254-559-7249.

Cutline, top photo: City of Breckenridge Water Department employee Michael Jensen, left, talks to Mark Campbell, the water/waste water foreman for the City as they work on a water main break Friday afternoon, May 4. Several blocks have been put on a water boil notice. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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