Rusk Rural WSC issues boil water notice

by From the Rusk Rural WSC

(July 31, 2020) -- As of 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 31, Rusk Rural Water Supply Corporation has issued a boil water notice for customers in these areas:

- U.S. Hwy. 69 North;

- FM 2972;

- Meadowlark Lane; and

- County Roads 1501, 1502, 1503, 1505, 1506, 1507, 1523, 1524, 1525, 1526, 1527, 1528, 1536, 1537, 1540, 1541, 1605, 1608, 1609, 1617, 1617, 1620, and 1630.

Due to the conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the WSC to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from another suitable source. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, WSC officials will notify customers.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, contact the Rusk Rural WSC General Manager Mike Hamilton, (903) 683-6178, between the hours of 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.