Due to a reduction in pressure due to a line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Hearne water system to notify some of its customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
A city representative says the notice only affects a small number of customers who live in the area of FM 485.
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.The boil water notice applies only to people who were notified with a yellow notice letter. These residents live off of FM 485 in Hearne.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system official will notify the public that the water is safe for consumption.
If you have question concerning this matter, you may contact PeeWee Drake, City Manager at 979-279-3461 or Terry Thomas at 979-412-0132.
Water system officials 979-279-3461 or 979-279-5333 after 5:00pm
If a customer wishes to contact the TCEQ, they may call 512-239-4691