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February 17, 2021

Due to freezing weather causing a water outage, the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality has required the Elderville WSC 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

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 some 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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 any questions concerning this matter, you may contact Elderville Water
Service Dept. at (903) 212-2299.

Due to our current weather conditions we have been enduring these pasts few days some of our water distribution equipment was comprised. We do have plants up and running but due to the drop in water pressure and water loss we are issuing this notice as a cautionary measure to ensure the safety of the water until this crisis has ended. We are not the only water system suffering from this inclement weather situation, so we ask our members to please bear with us.

For more information on daily use under a boil water notice check out this link from the CDC below.


Thank you!