ADVISORY - Boil Water Notice on E. Murchison Street Rescinded

ADVISORY - Boil Water Notice on E. Murchison Street Rescinded
Jan 25 2019 - 04:03:00 pm
PALESTINE, Texas (January 25, 2019) – The Boil Water Notice for E. Murchison Street from Loop 256 to Academy Drive, has been rescinded. The following is the legal notice.

Boil Water Rescind Notice

On January 23, 2019, 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 January 25, 2019.

If you have questions, contact Felipe Garcia at 903-731-8483.

If a customer wishes to reach TCEQ, they may call 512-239-4691. 

From Earlier:

PALESTINE, Texas (January 23, 2019) – The City of Palestine is issuing a boil water notice for residents on E. Murchison Street from Loop 256 to Academy Drive. The following is the legal notice.

Public Notice to Boil Water

Due to a water main replacement for residents in the area of E. Murchison Street from Loop 256 to Academy Drive, 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.