Alto Rural Water Supply Corporation has issued a boil water notice effective immediately for Highway 21 east of Alto, from the city limits sign to Farm-to-Market Road 241 and County Road 2610.

Water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use to ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. Instead of boiling residents can purchase bottled water or obtain from an alternate source.

Water system officials will send out a notification when the water is safe for consumption.

For questions regarding this matter, contact Johnny Montgomery at 903-721-2126 or Tommy Deal at 903-1886 or the Alto Rural Water Supply Corporation office at 936-858-4648.