North Texas Town Tells Residents To Boil Water

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If you’re going to Springtown, don’t drink the water.   Over the weekend the Parker County town of 3,000 had a water line break. It’s been repaired but now the concern is bacteria in the water in Springtown.  City Administrator Mark Krey issued a boil water notice. He says the water line break was cause by hot weather and an aging pipe.  Springtown residents are being told to boil their water. That notice could be canceled as early as this evening.

City Notice:

Boil Water Notification
Due to water line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our public water system, City of Springtown, PWS ID 1840003, (to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption.)
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and for making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. 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. This rescind notice will be issued in the same manner as the Boil Water Notice.
If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact City Hall at 817-220-4834.

Thank you,
Jhanna Bogan
City Secretary