City of San Augustine issues boil water notice

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) - The City of San Augustine has issued a boil water notice for all of its water customers.

"This advisory will remain in effect until the City of San Augustine is confident there is no longer a public health concern," a press release stated. "We will provide the next update as soon as the permanent repair has been made, and the water has been tested and approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for human consumption.

Customers should bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes, and allow it to cool before using it.

San Augustine water customers should store cooled, boiled water or bottled water for: drinking, brushing teeth, preparing food and baby formula, making ice, and pets. Even though the City of San Augustine water is not approved for drinking unless it is boiled, it has been treated and is approved for bathing and washing clothes.