Breckenridge Texan

City lifts two boil water notices, one remains in effect

July 06
13:37 2018

The two boil water notices that were issued on the morning of Tuesday, July 3, have been rescinded by the City of Breckenridge, but the one issued later that evening remains in effect.

The customers who are no longer under the notice are in the 100 and 200 blocks of East Lindsey and East Fourth streets between North Breckenridge Avenue and North Merrill Street; and, between West Jeanette and West Second streets, North Westwood Road and North Harding Street.

The boil water notice that was issued later on Tuesday, July 3, is still in effect. In that case, a pipe was broken when contractors were relocating waterlines in conjunction with the highway construction in the area, resulting in the water being turned off for residents east of Breckenridge. Breckenridge Public Works Director Houston Satterwhite said the City of Breckenridge employees fixed the original problem and restored water service at about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

However, on Friday afternoon, July 6, the pipe had been damaged again, and the area was without water again. Satterwhite said he anticipates that the water will be restored within a few hours. However, once water service is back on, another sample will have to be taken to the lab for analysis on Monday, extending the boil water notice for several more days. Specifically, the boil water notice applies to water customers from the 1400 block of East U.S. Highway 180 (Walker Street) and the 1900 block of East Elliott Street and all County Roads connecting to the east end of system.

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

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