Maud, TX, water boil advisory lifted

originally posted on August 2, 2016


MAUD, TX (KSLA) – A boil advisory instated Aug. 1 for some Bowie County, Texas, water customers has been lifted, a spokeswoman said Aug. 3.

The advisory for customers in Maud, Texas, was issued after a water main on Fanning Street broke Aug. 1.

Crews were working that afternoon to repair the line, which was noticed leaking around 4 p.m.

In order to make the repairs, the city’s overhead water tower had to be drained, thus shutting the water off to the more than 600 customers.

At the time, officials said they hoped to get the break fixed within 4 to 5 hours. Fire Chief John Nichols said once the water was turned back on, residents would have to boil their water for drinking.

“Just as soon as this leak is repaired, they will open up the valves and fill up the tank,” said Maud Texas Fire Chief John Nichols. “Like I said, we should have water for showering and cleaning and everything, just for drinking and eating purposes, it will have to be boiled.”

The chief said depending on sample results, the boil order could last one to three days after the water is turned on.

He also said neighboring cities were on standby to assist in case of a fire emergency.

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