City of Wells issues 48-hour boil-water notice

City of Wells issues 48-hour boil-water notice

WELLS, TX (News Release) - Due to a water line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system City of Wells ID# 0370004 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption for the next 48 hours.

This boil water notice applies to all Wells residents who are on the city water supply.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Carl Pennington or Melanie Williamson at (936) 867-4615. If a customer wishes to contact the TCEQ, they may call (512) 239-4691