Boil water notice issued after water line break in Marshall has been lifted

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MARSHALL, Texas (KTAL/KSHV) — A boil water notice that was issued following last week’s water line break in the City of Marshall is no longer in effect.

After compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality testing procedures, the boil water notice issued for the residents on Charlotte St. and Fair St. has been lifted and water quality has been assured to be safe for consumption.

On Thursday, April 15 the Public Works Department had to replace a 10-foot section of this water main when a contractor hit the water main while working near the railroad tracks South of Houston St. and Ward St.

Under a Boil Water Notice, please use the following directions:

Drinking Water

  • Use commercially bottled water
  • Boil water for two minutes before use
  • Use water brought in from an approved public water supply in a covered, sanitized
  • container

Beverages Made with Water

  • Do not use post-mix carbonated beverage machines, auto-fill coffee makers, instant
  • water heaters, ice machines, etc. using auto-fill methods

Ice Making

  • Discard existing ice and do not make more ice
  • Use commercially manufactured ice

Cooking

  • Use commercially bottled water
  • Boil water for at least one minute
  • Use water brought in from an approved public water supply in a covered, sanitized
  • container

Handwashing

  • Use commercially bottled water
  • Boil water for at least one minute
  • Use water brought in from an approved public water supply in a covered, sanitized
  • container. Handwashing procedures must follow the Texas Food Establishment

Water samples are expected to be taken on Monday, April 18. Once testing is complete and results are returned the City of Marshall will issue a statement.

The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

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