UPDATE: Boil Water Notice for Gardendale lifted

GARDENDALE, TX (KWES) - UPDATE: Gardendale officials have told us that the Boil Water notice has been lifted as of Friday.

Public Water System officials said they have taken necessary actions to restore the quality of water used for drinking or human consumption.

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Due to a line break on West County Road 60, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Greater Gardendale Water Supply Corporation to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc).

Children, seniors, and persons with weakened 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," said GGWSC

If boiling is not an option, individuals may purchase bottled water.

The public water system officials will notify customers when it is no longer necessary to boil the water and safe for drinking or human consumption purposes.

The GGWSC encourages you to 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).

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact any personnel with GGWSC at 432-561-9255.

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