Here are the boil water notices that remain in effect for local communities

Many communities are under a boil water notice due to power outages from the winter weather.
Published: Feb. 15, 2021 at 5:23 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 17, 2021 at 6:33 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Utility customers from communities across Texas have also been advised to conserve water where possible as providers deal with supply issues.

Cities and communities currently under a boil water notice:

  • Gause

Under a boil water notice, customers should boil all water for two minutes prior to consumption (cooking, drinking, washing your hands or face, brushing your teeth, etc.). Children, seniors, and those with an immune deficiency are especially vulnerable to harmful bacteria that are killed by boiling water.

Saturday afternoon, Wellborn SUD announced that, after testing across their system, the boil water notice was being rescinded. They said the water is now safe for human consumption.

Customers with the Southwest Milam Water Supply Corp., are under a boil water notice as of Friday morning. The water supply company services Milam County parts of northwest Burleson County. They are experiencing low pressure in much of the water system.

The city of Gause is now under a boil water notice as of Thursday afternoon. Due to the severe winter weather, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is requiring residents to boil any water used for drinking, cooking, and for making ice.

Wednesday afternoon, Wellborn SUD, Wickson Creek SUD, and Huntsville became the most recent communities to issue a boil water notice. Officials for Wickson Creek SUD lifted the boil water notice on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

According to Huntsville officials, the boil water notice is due to frozen pumping components at well sites, and limited pumping capacity from the major water supplier, which is causing the city to experience low line pressure and turbidity system-wide

Wednesday morning, the cities of Midway and Hempstead issued boil water notices. The City of Midway rescinded the order Feb. 23.

Snook mayor John See said the city’s boil water notice follows electrical outages and low water pressure. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the notification early Wednesday, Feb. 17. The city rescinded the boil water notice on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Tuesday night Madisonville’s city manager, Camilla Viator, announced that complications from the extremely low temperatures have caused the city’s lead well to fail. The continued low water pressure is requiring the city to enact a boil water notice. The city rescinded the boil water notice Feb. 23.

The North Zulch Municipal Utility District has shut off its water supply Tuesday night to all customers until 7 a.m. Wednesday morning after the extreme demand caused the loss of one of its water wells. A boil water notice is in effect until further notice.

In Brenham, the boil water notice issued on Feb. 16 was rescinded Feb. 23.

The City of Jewett also reported a major water leak. Water service will be interrupted as the leak is repaired, and customers will need to boil their water once the service resumes.

The city of Navasota lifted its notice on Tuesday, February 23.

The city of Hearne issued a boil water notice for its customers after a water main broke during the winter weather. On Feb. 23, the city rescinded the boil water notice.

During a boil water notice, any water used for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be brought to a rolling boil, then boiled for two minutes to ensure that all harmful bacteria and other microbes have been destroyed.

If boiling water isn’t an option, you can purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

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