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          Due to low pressure beginning at 756 South MLK continuing onto CR 154 @ MLK South, including Ameswoods, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required Ames Water Supply 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 would 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.  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 purposed.

          Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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 other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly.

          If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact our office at 936 336-5883.