City of Lytle lifts boil water notice

Notice was issued as a precaution Monday following water main break

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LYTLE, TexasUpdated Wednesday at 11:23 a.m.:

The City of Lytle on Wednesday lifted a boil water notice and advised residents that the water supply is safe to use and consume.

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The notice was issued Monday afternoon as a precaution from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality after a water main break caused water pressures to fall below a 20-psi threshold.

UPDATE:

The City of Lytle issued a boil water notice Monday afternoon as a precaution from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

According to City Administrator Matthew Dear, a water main break caused water pressures to fall below a 20-psi threshold.

Dear said that samples would be taken to a lab on Tuesday morning, and the city hopes to lift the notice on Wednesday, pending the test results.

To ensure all harmful bacteria are eliminated, the city encourages water for drinking, cooking and ice-making to be boiled and cooled prior to consumption.

Water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

The public water system will issue a notice to customers once the notice is lifted.

ORIGINAL:

City officials in Lytle sent out a public alert Monday afternoon advising that the Lytle Water System will be shut down for several hours this afternoon.

The system will shut down at 3 p.m. to repair a water main break which is expected to take several hours.

People are asked to avoid the intersection of Railroad Street and North Prairie Street. The intersection is expected to be closed until Wednesday while crews continue working in the area.

When the repairs are completed, a boil water notice will be in effect.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boil water advisories usually include this advice:

  • Use bottled or boiled water for drinking, and to prepare and cook food.
  • If bottled water is not available, bring water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes). After boiling, allow the water to cool before use.
  • Boil tap water even if it is filtered (for example, by a home water filter or a pitcher that filters water).
  • Do not use water from any appliance connected to your water line, such as ice and water from a refrigerator.
  • Breastfeeding is the best infant feeding option. If you formula feed your child, provide ready-to-use formula, if possible.

City officials will advise residents when the boil water notice is lifted and the water is safe to consume without boiling.


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