Due to a loss of system pressure as a result of extensive water line breaks due to the severe winter weather, the City of Nederland advises customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption, according to a news release.
From the release:
“To ensure the 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. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the City will provide notice 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 Water Plant Supervisor Robert Sangster at (409) 723- 1540. If a customer wishes to contact the TCEQ, they may call (512) 239-4691.”