HOUSTON – A boil water notice has been issued Tuesday for residents living in the Trinity Bay Conservation District - West Public Water System due to low water pressure, according to officials.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption to ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making, according to a news release.
Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are at higher risks to the harmful bacteria.
All customers should follow these directions:
- Bring water to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
- Purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or consumption.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice.
TBCD will be collecting bacteriological samples on Sept. 27 from the affected area.
Anyone with questions regarding this notice is asked to call the Trinity Bay Conservation District office at 409-296-3602, located at 2500 SH 124 Stowell, Texas 77661.