Water boil notice for Cameron has been lifted

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-29 14:58:51-04

Officials for the city of Cameron said two major water leaks forced the city to drain its water towers, leaving residences without water for hours on Wednesday.

The leaks were repaired around 4 p.m., and water is being pumped back into the towers. Water was restored to the city for the most part at 6 p.m., but the city is still asking the public to monitor their water usage. 

The utility director for the city of Cameron said that crews were changing out a meter for a nursing home when a clamp broke loose that started the leak. 

A line broke downtown as well which caused 2,000 gallons a minute to be drained from the water system. 

"It was right across the street from us but everybody communicated. They came across and told us what was going on, gave us an idea of when things would be repaired," said Shane Epperson, a resident of Cameron. 

Other neighbors were not as content. 

"Getting ready to go, get in my shower in the bathroom, turned the shower water on and the water came on...nice!" said Annie Cupid. "Went to step in there and then I realized ain't no water here. So hey, where am I stuck in the middle of this and that." 

The water boil notice has been lifted as of July 29.

City officials are asking for those residences with water to conserve as much as possible, especially by not watering their lawns.

If you have any questions you can call 254-697-6646.

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