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City of San Augustine issues boil-water notice for its customers

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From the City of San Augustine

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (News Release) - Due to a water main break and water plant breakdown, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of San Augustine public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g. washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes,

Once the boil-water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil-water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Christopher Anding, the water supervisor, at the City Hall main number at (936) 275-2121.

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