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KEMP, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A series of possibly intentional water line breaks put the city under a state-mandated boil-water notice on Sunday as crews scrambled to fix the damage and restore water pressure, city officials said.

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“I have reason to believe the origin of these leaks is suspicious in nature,” Kemp Mayor Laura Peace said in a Facebook post. “We will pursue the perpetrators as long as needed to hold them accountable.”

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Officials in the Kaufman County city said the reduced pressure came after four simultaneous breaks in six-inch water lines.

“Any type of attack or sabotage of public water system is considered a terroristic act and will be prosecuted as such if it and when that determination is made,” Peace said.

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Residents were urged to either boil water or buy bottled until system pressure could be restored and the water checked for quality.