Boil water notice issued following pipe break in Overton

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Published: Nov. 26, 2022 at 12:31 PM CST
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OVERTON, Texas (KLTV) - A main water line broke twice, and police said it may take longer than usual to repair due to weather conditions and the severity of the break.

The break was in a 10″ water main on FM 850, according to a social media post by the Overton Police Department. Police recommended using bottled water and said they would contact the state in an attempt to have water brought in.

A post from the city at 11:15 a.m. said, “10″ main is exposed and we are making the repairs! Will repost when repaired and sending water to town.” However, at 1:50 p.m. the city reported that the line split again when they attempted to restore water pressure, so repairs must be restarted.

The Overton Fire Department is offering to fill buckets of water to be used for flushing, but notes that their water is not approved for drinking. Residents should bring their own containers to the station.

A boil water notice has been issued as of 6 p.m. by the Overton Community Public Water System for affected residents. The city has said the leaks are fixed and they are working to restore water pressure. A rescind notice will be issued once water quality has been verified. If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Public Works Supervisor Richard Chasteen at (903) 834-3171.