SMITH COUNTY, Texas — Boil water notices are being issued across East Texas.
Due to low water pressure caused by multiple issues related to the extreme cold weather, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is requiring area water systems to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, you can purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
CBS19 has compiled a list of water suppliers that have enacted boil water notices:
- Gallatin Water Supply
- New Prospect Water Supply
- Polk County Soda Water Supply
- Walnut Grove Water Supply
- West Gregg Special Utility District
CBS19 will continue to update this list as more information becomes available.