Photo by Jim Plummer

Chris Jackson and Trynity Scott cool off in the opened fire hydrant at 10th street and Ave. M. The City of Post flushed the water system to clear out any possible contaminates.

Post Water Supply Being Tested

Contamination Unlikely: Boil Notice in Place

Published Aug. 1, 2011 @ 10:01 p.m.

Late Monday afternoon, Post City Manager Arbie Taylor informed The Garza Post that "we have no worries at this time that any contaminates are in the water system."

Saturday morning at about 2:00 a.m. a water main broke on 15th Street at the railroad track which left most of the city without water until close to 3:00 p.m.  (See Saturday's related story.) 

In reference to the boil water notice,  Taylor explained that "we are following the letter of the law.  Any drop in system pressure below 20 psi triggers the notice. The likelihood that contaminates found their way into the system are minute at best." 

Many fire hydrants were opened today to completely flush the water system.  After which water samples were taken to a lab for testing.  "When the samples show no problems are present, we can lift the notice", said Taylor.

To ensure the public was informed, the City posted water boil notices at businesses around town.

City Manager Arbie Taylor added "I have to say also that the City crews worked extremely hard to get the leak repaired, and they are continuing to work to maintain the system. Our water system is rated 'Superior' from the State for a reason, and it is largely due to the efforts of your City employees."