UPDATE: City of Wells boil water cancelled

by Press release

UPDATED 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022

Wells city officials have rescinded a recent boil water notice for customers on West 4rh Street and Manor Loop.

"Our system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and bacteriological quality and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of November 19," a release noted.


According to Wells city officials, "Due to WATER MAIN CONNECTION, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required our water system for the CITY OF WELLS to notify customers of the need to boil their water before consumption."

The only individuals affected by the break are the customers living on W 4th Street & Manor Loop, the alert stated.

To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled before 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 Operator: Roy Shanks, at (936) 212-3220 or City hall at (936) 867-4615

If a customer wishes to contact the TCEQ, they may call 512-239-4691.