Boil water notice in effect for Kyle

KYLE — A boil water notice was issued in the city of Kyle as of Wednesday, Feb. 17, as of 4 p.m. due to water pressure dropping below critical PSI (pounds per square inch). Residents who do not have power to boil water are advised to use bottled water for consumption.

The city’s water distribution system dropped below 20psi after repetitive, prolonged power outages at various production sites and an extended loss of one of the main water supplies. Kyle is required to issue a system-wide Boil Water Noticd by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Though there is no evidence of any contamination within the system, the city recommends that all water customers boil their water prior to consumption. This includes drinking, washing hands/face, brushing teeth, etc.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice can be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

Individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source in lieu of boiling.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will alert customers that the water is safe for drinking in a similar manner.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may contact the City of Kyle Public Works Department at (512) 262-3024.

More details can be found at https://www.cityofkyle.com/publicworks/boil-water-notice-issued-city-kyle.

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