WELLS, TX (KTRE) - The City of Wells will be shutting off all the water to its customers at 2 p.m. today.
"We will be transferring our water to the new water lines that were laid in October for the TxDOT Highway 69 expansion project," a City of Wells employee stated in a message to KTRE's Facebook page. "The water will be off for 3-4 hours, and a service-wide boil-water notice will be issued until the proper lab results come back for the supervisor to lift."
The boil-water notice required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality applies to all residential and commercial properties receiving water from the City of Wells.
To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. Instead of boiling the water, customers can also buy 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 their customers that the water is safe for consumption in the same manner as this notice.
Anyone with any questions about this matter, should contact Carl Pennington or Melanie Williamson at (936) 8867-4615. If a customer wants to contact TCEQ, that number is (512) 239-4691.