The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

May 23, 2013

Boil water notice issued for Elkhart residents

Palestine Herald-Press

ELKHART — A boil water notice has been issued for City of Elkhart residents. It reads as follows:

Due to a water main line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, City of Elkhart PWS id 0010005, 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, contact Gregg Lewis at 903-764-5657 or 903-805-7053.