To: Holmwood Utilities Customers (Public Water System ID # 1210020)
Subject: BOIL WATER NOTIFICATION
On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at approximately 2:15 pm., Holmwood Utilities experienced a break in a water main that caused interruption of water service for most of the water system. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Holmwood Utilities public water system (PWS ID Number 1210020) 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.
Water utility crews are on site making repairs to the water main. ANRA estimate repairs to be complete and water service restored by late evening, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The boil-water notice will remain in effect until water samples have been collected, tested, and indicate there is no harmful bacteria in the water.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. 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 other suitable sources. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, 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 regarding this matter you may contact Mr. Chris Key, Operations Division Manager, Angelina & Neches River Authority at (936) 632-7795 or (800) 282-5634
If you wish to contact TCEQ, you may call 512-239-4691.