PALESTINE, Texas (July 20, 2019) – The City of Palestine is issuing a boil water notice for residents on Martin Luther King Blvd. and all of Westwood extending west all the way out of town for the rest of the system.
Due to a main break near Martin Luther King Blvd., the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system City of Palestine, PWS 0010001 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
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.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Felipe Garcia at (903) 731-8483.