Boil water advisory issued for Saddle Brook Estates

WAXAHACHIE — Due to a 24-inch water transmission main failure, water service had to be shut off to the Saddle Brook Estates area and a boil water advisory announced Monday morning.
070-0005, to notify all customers in this Estates to boil their water prior to consumption,” the release states.
It also notes consumption to include washing hands or face, brushing teeth and drinking.
“To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.” The release explains that residents should, instead of boiling, purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source of drinking water.
“When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the City of Waxahachie public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes,” the release states.
“Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the City of Waxahachie public water system will issue a notice to customers to rescind the boil water notice.” According to the City of Waxahachie release, the water transmission main was repaired and placed back in service during the early morning hours Monday.
As of press time, city personnel was flushing the water mains and performing water quality analysis.
For additional information, contact Joel Otts, Assistant Director of Utilities at (469) 309-4372, or at 1901 Howard Road in Waxahachie or Rita Munoz, Administrative Secretary, at (469) 309-4322, or at 401 South Rogers Street in Waxahachie.
For Spanish translation, call (469) 309-4326.

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