CANCELLED: Boil Water Notice
City water supply is clear
Published Aug. 3, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m.
The emergency boil water notice that started Satruday ended Wednesday morning according to Post City Manager Arbie Taylor.
Taylor was glad to say "we are in great shape now and getting back to normal! Sorry for any inconvenience."
The city's official notice included the language: WATER FROM THIS SYSTEM IS SAFE TO USE FOR ALL PURPOSES, including drinking, cooking, making ice, and food preparation
Late Monday afternoon, 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 Monday 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. The noitce was officially lifted Wednesday morning.
"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," said Taylor.