February 22, 2018 – Due to a loss of system water pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the CITY OF EASTLAND to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. A return of water pressure does not rescind this notice. This notice is in effect immediately and will remain in effect until lifted by the City of Eastland.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, 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.
Food service locations are required by law to follow the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Guidance for Retail Food Establishments Under a Boil Order. Copies may be found on the TSHS website or available at Eastland City Hall.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the City of Eastland will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Ron Duncan, Eastland City Manager at 254-629-8321.