Boil water notice issued for City of LaCoste Public Water Systems customers

Notice will be in effect until water sample testing indicates water is safe for consumption

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LACOSTE, Texas – A city-wide water outage has led to a boil water notice for Public Water Systems customers in LaCoste.

The water outage was planned Wednesday to “fix mainline leaks caused by recent drought conditions,” city officials said in a news release.

Customers are urged to boil their water before consuming it, which includes washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, cooking, etc.

Children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are especially susceptible to harmful bacteria and are urged to comply with the notice.

“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 news release states. “The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.”

Customers are also encouraged to purchase bottled water or to get water from another suitable source for consumption until the boil water notice expires.

The notice will be in effect until water sample testing indicates that water is safe for consumption, city officials said.

Anyone with more questions can contact Darrell Rawlings at 830-985-9494.


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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.