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Wells City Council addresses water boil notice at monthly meeting

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
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WELLS, TX (KTRE) -

As the Wells City Council meeting opened Monday night, residents were asked to come up and address any issues or concerns they might have had.

“Out of all the people that signed up, one person showed up and she was here to speak in favor of the council members and what they were doing to fix the water issue,” said Wells City Councilman Robert Kalka.

In fact, only three people signed up to speak, but Kalka said that isn't surprising.

"We very seldom have anyone show up to want to discuss issues or if they have problems."

Kalka said people usually take to social media instead to air their grievances, which isn't helping the current boil water notice issue.

"If people would just sit down and listen to what's going on, we can explain to them that the ground storage tank is being renovated and because of that, that's why we're having water issues,” Kalka explained. “It will be better water once the renovation is complete."

In fact, the water isn't contaminated and passed a TCEQ inspection. It's a pressure issue that is keeping the boil water notice active. The city council understands residents’ frustrations.

“We still boil our water like all the residents have to do in order to make our tea, boil our coffee, or whatever we need to use it for,” Kalka said.

City council said they hope citizens will come and talk to them instead of taking to social media and spreading around inaccurate information.

“Our door is always open, we're here for your complaints,” Kalka explained. “If you have a complaint, file one with the city secretary and at the next city council meeting, we'll address your complaint."

There is no word on when the boil water notice will be lifted. It will be lifted when the water storage tank is completed.

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