Boil Water Notice for City of Kilgore
February 17, 2021
Due to low distribution system pressure and extreme water demand due to frozen and broken pipes, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Kilgore (PWS 0920003) 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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 copies by hand or mail.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Clayton R. Evers, P.E. at 903-988-4118 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers are reminded that the City has enacted Stage 3 water restrictions, requiring no unnecessary water uses and asks that citizens check their houses for leaks and minimize their use of water to the greatest extent possible.