Boil-Water notice lifted for Hearne residents

The city of Hearne has given the all-clear in regards to a boil-water notice that had been in place for the past few days.

The boil water notice was first posted this past weekend for customers of the Bethany Hearne Water Supply Corporation.

A pump failure caused ground water storage tanks to run low on water. The pumps had to be turned off to avoid additional damage and allow the water tanks to refill.

The water was turned back on Sunday after the repairs were made, but
the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires that a boil water notice be sent out as a precaution when system pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch.