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Boil Water Notice

Due to Break in the line at 174 North MLK, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires Ames WSC public water system to notify all customers on the south side of the road on North MLK to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc).  Children, seniors, and persons with weekened 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 longler 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that recinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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.

We are currently working to repair the line.  If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Ames WSC located at 451 Donatto by phone at (936) 336-5883.  After 5:00 pm a representative of Ames WSC may be reached at 832 282-0447.