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February 24, 2021

Boil Water Notice for the City of Palestine has been lifted.

**Palestine Customers no longer need to boil water before consumption**

You should flush ice makers, water dispensers, etc. for 3 to 5 minutes prior to using for drinking or cooking. Flushing simply means letting the water run to ensure that no contaminated water remains in your pipes. To flush automatic ice makers, allow them to run for one hour, discard all resulting ice and wash and sanitize the bin area(s). 

Flushing or emptying your hot water is not necessary. If you have not been home or your plumbing has been damaged and repaired, it is a good idea to flush your faucets for 2 minutes. For those who have been in their home using water as usual, flushing is not required.

On 2/17/2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system, City of Palestine Utilities Department, PWS ID 0010001 to issue a Boil Water Notice (BWN) to inform our customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.

Our system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of 2/24/2021.
Public Works 903-731-8423 or email
There have been some complaints of a chlorine smell in the water. This is the last week that we are under a water burnout, so there is a chance that you will be able to smell it. Chlorine is important and used to kill disease-causing bacteria that the water or distribution pipes might contain.


Residential trash pick-up resumed its regular schedule on Monday, February 23rd.  They will be picking up the trash inside the trash cans and any trash bags placed outside the container.

Click HERE to check your regular scheduled pick-up day.  For additional information regarding trash and trash pick-up, please call Waste Management at 903-731-8400.

COMPOST SITE: The compost site located at 1630 N Spring St (Hwy 287/19 south of Loop 256) will be open this Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The site will return to regular operating hours March 2, 2021 Tuesday, through Saturday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.


We have compiled a list of plumbers who are registered with the City of Palestine with hope that it will make it a little easier for you if you have to embark in a search for a plumber. Please keep in mind that this list contains the information for  plumbers who have registered with the City of Palestine and are in no way endorsed by the City.

Click HERE to access the list.


To find a contractor with the specialty you need, we recommend visiting the Palestine Chamber of Commerce. Click HERE for their Directory.

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