UPDATE: RESCIND -- Oakridge Blvd. Area Boil Water Notice

RESCIND BOIL WATER NOTIFICATION -- January 15, 2022

City of Harker Heights
PWS ID No. 0140023

January 13, 2022 Boil Water Order Lifted for the following areas:

· Oakridge Blvd from Mesquite Branch to the end of Oakridge Blvd
· Valley Oaks Dr. and Valley Oaks Circle
· Elmwood Dr. and Elmwood Circle
· Oakwood Dr.
· Monte Cristo Dr.
· Juniper Dr.
· Mesa Oaks Circle
· Willowwood Dr. and Willowwood Circle

Normal water usage may resume immediately. Service has been restored, and all water quality tests have been completed. The water is now safe to drink and use without boiling.

TCEQ Required Notice:

On January 13, 2022, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Harker Heights public water system, PWS ID #0140023, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of January 15, 2022.

If you have questions regarding this matter you may contact:

Public Works Department at 254-953-5649
Mark Hyde, Public Works Director at 254-953-5641
David Mitchell, City Manager at 254-953-5600

 

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Boil Water Notice - January 13, 2022

On January 13, 2022, the water may have been off due to an emergency water main repair on the corner of Oakridge Blvd and Valley oaks.  The areas affected by this water shutoff are as follows:

Oakridge Blvd from Mesquite Branch to the end of Oakridge Blvd
Valley Oaks Dr. and Valley Oaks Circle
Elmwood Dr. and Elmwood Circle
Oakwood Dr.
Monte Cristo Dr.
Juniper Dr.
Mesa Oaks Circle
Willowwood Dr. and Willowwood Circle
 

TCEQ Required Notice:

Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Harker Heights, PWS 0140023, to notify all customers at the above listed properties 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 affected customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and for making ice 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, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source. 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 officials 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 regarding this matter you may contact:

Public Works Department at 254-953-5649,

Mark Hyde, Public Works Director at 254-953-5641 or

David Mitchell, City Manager at 254-953-5600


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