ALAMO — Water service has been restored here, but a boil water notice is still in effect, city officials announced via a Facebook post Friday.
The notice was issued after freezing weather conditions caused power outages at the city’s water delivery system earlier this week. As a result, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the city to notify its residents to boil their water prior to consumption, including for uses such as washing hands and face, brushing teeth, and drinking, among others.
“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 city said in its social media post. “The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.”
Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions, the notice stated.
Residents will be notified when the notice is lifted.