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Jacksonville under Boil Water Notice after main water line break, Jacksonville ISD to resume classes Wednesday

The affected area will include all of the City of Jacksonville residential, business, and wholesale customers, and water must be boiled before consumption.

JACKSONVILLE, Texas — UPDATE: After canceling classes on Tuesday, Oct. 26 due to a main water line break, Jacksonville ISD will resume its normal schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 27. 

Resources for students will be provided, including:

  • Bottled water will be provided on campuses. 
  • Water fountains will be turned off or covered until the notice is lifted.  
  • Cafeterias will serve hot breakfasts and lunches following strict Health Department guidelines.  
  • Restrooms and handwashing with soap will be available at all facilities. 
  • JISD will follow protocols until the water boil notice is lifted by the city and all water test results confirm the water is safe for consumption.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

The City of Jacksonville is under a boil water notice following a main water line break.  

The affected area will include all of the City of Jacksonville residential, business, and wholesale customers, and water must be boiled before 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 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 two minutes. 

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 Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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

If you have questions concerning this matter, please call (512) 239-4691. Updates will be posted on our City Facebook page as well as on our website at www.jacksonvilletx.org.