Monarch Utilities announced a “Boil Water Notice” for its customers in the Lakeway Harbor Subdivision water system, PWS 2120064, located in Smith County. The notice affects approximately 399 homes: “Due to a water main break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Lakeway Harbor Subdivision public water system to notify all customers to boil their water before 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 the destruction of all dangerous bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled before drinking water or consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, individuals might buy 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. Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will announce to its customers that it rescinds the boil water notice.