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February 23, 2021 3:19 PM

Boil Water Notice Rescinded February 23, 2021

Boil Water Notice Rescinded
February 23, 2021

On February 17, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Jourdanton public water system, TX0070002, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to low pressure conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system 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. This notice was required because the pressure in city water mains was reduced below 20 pounds per square inch due to frozen controls at the elevated water tank and a large increase in demand brought on by severe winter weather and private line breaks.

The City of Jourdanton was just one of 1,300 water systems across Texas issuing boil water notices throughout the event, according to TCEQ. As of Sunday morning, only 64 public water systems had been able to rescind their boil water notices.

Through the diligent work of the City’s Public Works staff over the last week, the City of Jourdanton has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the potable water distributed to the public, and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate the water no longer requires boiling prior to use.

With the rescinding of the TCEQ required Boil Water Notice, the City recommends citizens flush their water lines, water fountains, and ice machines for at least five minutes if possible. Water heaters may take more than five minutes but should be flushed.
Food establishments should take additional measures such as:
• Flush and sanitize, beverage “gun” dispensers, hot water heaters, direct water source machines, dishwashing machines, and any other machines.
• Run ice machines through two cycles of ice production and discard the ice, then clean and sanitize the bin.
• Clean and sanitize all fixtures, sinks, and equipment connected to water lines.
• If water filtration systems are present, the filters will need to be replaced.

Please note that cloudy water may be common for the next few days. This is dissolved air in the water and is not a safety issue.
The City of Jourdanton appreciates our citizens’ patience and understanding during the past week’s weather even. We also ask that citizens continue water conversation efforts whenever possible as the water storage system continues to be replenished and as citizens flush their water lines.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the City of Jourdanton at 830-769-3589. Customer may obtain a copy of the “Boil Water Notice Rescinded” at the City of Jourdanton, the City of Jourdanton Municipal Building, Utility Department, 1604 Hwy 97 E, Jourdanton, Texas 78026.

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