Kilgore, Overton and the Liberty-Danville area are under a boil notice until further notice as the area melts from a week-long freeze.
All residents in those areas should bring their water to a boil and let it boil for two minutes, before cooling and using to drink or other consumption purposes until otherwise notified by their water provider.
The City of Kilgore says that its boil notice may remain in place for more than a week. They are encouraging residents to continue looking for water leaks that may be causing water loss for the city. The city implemented stage 3 water restrictions this week.
“We do not anticipate being able to rescind the boil water notice for 7 or more days due to the time it will take to refill the entire distribution system and become compliant with disinfection and pressure requirements,” the city said in a notice.
The City of Overton went under a boil water notice because of a large crack in the city’s 8-inch distribution line on Helen Street and a power loss at two of the city’s three water wells, City Secretary Sherry Roberts said in a notice.
Liberty-Danville FWSD No. 2 issued a boil water notice for its customers because of reduced water pressure in its distribution system. LDFWSD2 gets its water from the City of Kilgore.