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Water boil notice extended until Sunday morning for some Brownsville residents

July 15, 2018

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board has extended a water boil notice it issued Saturday morning, warning certain customers to boil water for drinking, cooking and ice-making.

In an update Saturday afternoon, BPUB stated it had made a repair before 8 a.m. to an overnight break in a 24-inch water line on Diamond Drive, according to a social media post.

Crews have flushed the water system and are monitoring water quality, the statement said. The water boil notice will be lifted within 24 hours, likely by 10 a.m. Sunday, if tests continue to show there are no contaminants.

The boil notice impacts “all customers living within the boundaries of north of Ruben M. Torres, Sr. Boulevard, FM 802 and east of West Alton Gloor Boulevard, south of FM511 and west of Dana Avenue,” according to a social media post. It follows

Water should be brought to a “vigorous rolling boil” and continue boiling for two minutes in order to destroy harmful bacteria or microbes, BPUB wrote, or customers can purchased bottled water.

“BPUB will flush the system and perform analytical studies to monitor water quality,” according to the social media post. “We will advise the public when the boil water notice is lifted. In addition, we will keep our customers and followers updated via social media channels.”

Customers with questions can contact the company at (956) 983-6300.

nadia@brownsvilleherald.com

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