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Water back on in the Chireno area, customers advised to boil water prior to consumption

NACOGDOCHES CO., TX (KTRE) – Chireno schools are back in session after closing Wednesday due to a problem with their water provider.

Melrose Water Supply recorded a break in its water line that resulted in service loss to the entire Chireno area, FM 95 South, Highway 103, and the entire Boggy Creek Subdivision.

Thursday water service was restored to those areas, however, a boil water notice has been issued for customers in those areas.

Customers are advised to boil their water prior to consumption to ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes.  That includes water for drinking, cooking, and for making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption.  The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes, according to a Melrose Water Supply advisory.

The advisory also states in lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

Samples are being taken and tested and when it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption.

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