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Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Post Date:10/31/2017 6:47 PM

On Monday October 30, 2017, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Abilene public water system, PWS ID No. 2210001, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform affected customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in a part of the public water system, the water from this public water system serving only those City of Abilene customers located along East Lake Road north of the Northeast Water Treatment Plant, the east side of Lake Fort Phantom Hill, east along Taylor County Road 306, and the Middleton and Robertson Units of the TDCJ, was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of 6:00pm Tuesday October 31, 2017. 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Rodney Taylor, Director of Water Utilities, at 209 East Highway 80, Abilene, TX or by calling 325-676-6419. 

NOTE: The water main break has been repaired and normal pressure has been restored. The City of Abilene conducted flushing and then collected bacteriological samples in order to verify the quality of the water. The results of those bacteriological samples confirm that there are no total coliform bacteria present. Based on those results the City has notified the TCEQ and is notifying those affected City of Abilene water customers that the boil water notice has been rescinded in the affected area. All other parts of the City of Abilene water distribution system are not affected by the water main break and are not subject to the boil water notice.

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