City of Tomball lifts boil water notice after major leak caused loss of pressure

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Do's and don'ts of boil water notices
Wondering what you need to do during a boil water notice? We've got you covered.

TOMBALL, Texas (KTRK) -- The City of Tomball lifted a boil water notice on Sunday after a major leak caused low pressure.

The video featured above shows what you should do during a boil water notice.

Officials first issued the notice as a precaution on Saturday after a water leak on S. Cherry Street near Cherrywood Estates caused pressure to drop quickly.

In an update on Sunday, the City of Tomball said the lab results were good, and the boil water notice was rescinded.

Capt. Brandon Patin told ABC13 that the leak happened at about 3 a.m. on Saturday and caused the water system pressure to drop significantly.

The city recommends you do the following under a boil water notice:

  • To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, brushing teeth, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use.
  • The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
  • In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

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Don't risk it. One doctor said right now, the water is considered to be similar to flood water and shouldn't be consumed.

For more information, visit the City of Tomball's website.