Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

 August 29, 2017

Due to reduced distribution system pressure the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Selkirk Water Supply Corp. (PWS # 1610027) -public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Harley Aaron President of SWSC at (979) 235-7023 Other Board of Directors: Lee Wikoff at (979) 479-2641; John Dixon at (979) 943-7114; Karen Crain at (979) 241-1297; Dennis Bilyeu at (281) 221-7391; Melvin Gavender at(979) 240-1693 0r Debbie Pilcik at (979) 877-8249.

***Please check your water cutoffs to  piers if located on the River. Many piers are destroyed and water is running. SWSC needs to flush the lines to sterilize and test but have many lines broken. If you need help with cut offs contact neighbors or Board. Boil water in effect until flushing and testing can be completed.***