Due to low distribution pressures, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Hooks and Burns Redbank public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands, face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weekend immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making, should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for 2 minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

if you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Andrea Whitehurst at Hooks City Hall at 903-547-2105.

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