TROUP, TX (KLTV) - The City of Troup said on Monday they experienced a “major water leak,” and that water customers would likely notice a change in water pressure. Now, they have issued a boil water notice.
Because of the boil water notice, Troup ISD has chosen to keep all schools in the district closed on Tuesday. Students do not need to report to Troup ISD schools Tuesday. That’s according to David Lamont, director of transportation and facilities for Troup ISD.
The City of Troup shared this statement:
Due to a water main break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, the City of Troup Public Water Supply ID 2120003, to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact John Phillips at 903-842-3128.
If a customer wishes to contact TCEQ, they may call 512-239-4691
According to a Facebook post, pressure and volumes in the system are affected.
They ask people to please be conservative with their water usage until repairs can be completed.