BASTROP, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A boil water notice is in effect in Bastrop.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required Aqua Water to notify customers to boil water prior to consumption. The affected area includes south of FM 812, along Hwy. 21 W. and includes Caldwell Rd., St. Mary's Rd., Laredo Dr., Legend Oaks subdivision and Elm Forest subdivision.
If you live in this area and are out of water, you are part of this boil water notice.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous 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, Aqua Water Supply Corporation officials will notify you.
Aqua Water Supply also requests that you minimize water usage until this issue has been resolved.
Around 2 p.m. on Thursday March 14, 2019, portions of the Aqua Water Supply system experienced low pressure as a result of a water-main break. This loss of pressure may have allowed harmful microbes into the water system.
Once repairs are complete, and the system is restored to normal operating conditions. The system will then be flushed with chlorinated water, and the boil water notice will only be lifted after tests confirm the water is safe to drink.
Aqua will notify customers through telephone messages and local media when the boil water notice has been lifted. If you have questions regarding this matter, call Aquat Water Supply.