Storm Aftermath: "Lufkin Water is Fine"

News Release:

The City of Lufkin wants to assure our water customers that our water supply is fine.

AT&T cellular customers in East Texas received a bulk text message this afternoon from AT&T that gave advice for customers that may have been affected by Hurricane Ike.  That message encouraged people to drink only bottled water.  That message, sent by AT&T and not the city, prompted several calls to the city from citizens concerned about the water supply.

The City of Lufkin wants to assure all our water customers that the city's water supply is safe and perfectly fine to drink.  The water distribution for the City of Lufkin was not compromised in any way by the power outages.  City water wells stayed up and running on generator power and the water supply was not harmed by the hurricane or the power outages.

Lt. David Young

Lufkin Police Dept.