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Marlin ISD cancels school due to water issue affecting city

Posted: 3:25 PM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 16:26:12Z
Marlin ISD cancels school due to water issue affecting city

Due to a water issue affecting the City of Marlin, there will be no school on Wednesday.

According to Marlin ISD, they will continue to update the community as they learn more about the water issue.

On Wednesday, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Marlin to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption. Children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions:

  • To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
  • In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
  • When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
  • Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescind the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

If anyone has any questions concerning this matter, you may contact Andrew Poe, the City of Marlin's Public Works Director at (254) 883-1450.

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