Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems
November 7, 2022 : Note to the city this boil water is centered only at the downtown area live oak, and fortune street.
Due to low disinfection residuals on Live Oak and Fortune St., the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Marlin, PWS 0730002 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 weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).
To ensure 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 two 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.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Richard Cohrs (WTP Supervisor), Joshua Brunner (WTP Assistant Supervisor), or Scott Fornash (Public Works Director) at (254) 883-3371. You can see a copy of this Boil Water Issued to the public at 101 Fortune St, Marlin TX 76661.
On November 7, 2022 the City of Marlin was visited by a TCEQ representee who was checking local business disinfection residuals and found that the Chlorine residuals were lower than they should be. We are going be flushing the lines today and resampling. Once the lab gives us results, we will notify the public again, rescinding the Boil Water Notice. Note to the city this boil water is centered only at the downtown area live oak, and fortune street.