KWSC repairs ‘major leak,’ issues boil notice
Kempner Water Supply Corp. reported a leak on County Road 3350 Monday at 9:27 a.m., shortly after issuing a boil water notice due to another leak.
The leak forced KWSC to shut off the water in order to repair it. A KWSC crew was on site and working to restore water service as soon as possible, officials said.
Areas affected were CR 3350 and possibly surrounding areas.
On Saturday, KWSC issued a boil water notice due to what it termed a “major leak” in the Wells Ranch area.
KWSC crews replaced a 20-foot stretch of pipe on Retama Drive to resolve the issue, however the boil water notice remained in effect on Monday.
“All water provided by this establishment or business shall be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc),” a KWSC release stated. “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 release stated. “The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.”
In lieu of boiling, water customers can purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other source for drinking or human consumption purposes.
Customers will be notified when the boil notice is lifted, officials said.
For more information, contact Delores Coberley, general manager, at 512-932-3701, or the KWSC office, 11986 East U.S. Highway 190 in Kempner.
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