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Posted on: September 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update: Boil Water Notice Rescinded

UPDATE: The boil water notice is rescinded and the water restrictions are now lifted. The city has returned to normal pump capacity and water quality.


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UPDATE: water break is fixed; however, we ask that you limit water use.  Water towers need to fill up and fire crews are fighting a house fire.


Please remember boil notice is in effect!


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Once the water main break is fixed the boil water notice below is what you will need to follow.


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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

09/11/2023


Due to reduced distribution system pressure the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Cameron 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 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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.

If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact City Hall at 254-697-6646.


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