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SRSUD rescinds Boil Water Notice

SRSUD rescinds Boil Water Notice
November 01
10:35 2022

UPDATE: All Boil Water Notices issued by SRSUD have been lifted.

 

The Stephens Regional Special Utility District has canceled the Boil Water Notice for most of their rural water customers; however, the requirement to boil water prior to using it remains in effect for SRSUD rural water customers in the Eolian area.

Specifically, SRSUD customers on FM 576 West of FM 3418, Stephens County Roads 291, 292, 293, 296, 195 from 576 South 2 miles, and Shackelford County Road 104 need to boil their tap water prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, etc.).

Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers in the area listed above should follow these directions. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public is asked to share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

The original notice was issued Friday, Oct. 28, after early morning storms knocked out power and caused a loss of water pressure. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required Stephens Regional Special Utility District, PWS 2150007, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred in the public water system.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of Nov. 1, 2022, for all customers except for those in the Eolian area detailed above.

For more information, contact Kelvin Nickell, Water Plant Operator, at 254-488-2333 or call the District’s office, located at 206 FM 3099, at 254-559-6180.

 

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on Nov. 7 to include information that all of the Boil Water Notices have been lifted.

 

 


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