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Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued for Belton residents near. E. 6th Ave/Comay Dr.

Posted at 11:49 AM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 12:49:53-05

BELTON, TX — A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for Belton residents near. E. 6th Avenue and Comay Drive following a ruptured water main.

Due to a water main break near E, 6th Avenue and Comay Street on Sunday, Dec. 6, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required City of Belton PWS No. TX140002 to notify customers to boil their water prior to consumption.

The affected area is contained within the 700-1100 block of E 6th Avenue, all of Cori Drive, Neil Street, Center Street, Comay Street and E. & W. Comay Circle. This does not include the businesses along IH-35, such as Pizza Hut, Whatburger, Schlotzskys, or Knights Inn.

"The boil water notice is necessary because water to the affected area was shut down or water pressures were reduced in order to repair the waterline," the notice said.

Near Comay Drive, traffic will be temporarily diverted from the eastbound lanes of E. 6th Avenue while the repair is made.

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 for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials notify the public that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice and on the City’s website at www.beltontexas.gov.