WINONA, TX (KLTV) - UPDATE: The boil water notice for the City of Winona has been extended until further notice.
According to Ronnie Hays, Public Water Utility Director for the City of Winona, per TCEQ regulations and as a precaution, the city is waiting until water samples are returned from a laboratory to determine whether the water is safe.
Hays said he expects the earliest the notice may be lifted is 3 p.m. Monday.
There is bottled water at the Winona City Hall available for those who need it.
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According to Ronnie Hays, Public Water Utility Director for the City of Winona, a tree fell on power lines and caused a power outage which has impacted the water facility for the City of Winona, causing the pumps to shut down.
Hays said anyone who receives a water bill from the City of Winona should boil their water.
Hays also said SWEPCO has been alerted, but repairs may take until 10 p.m. Saturday.
He said he doesn’t anticipate the notice lasting longer than 36 hours at most.