Water Main Break Repairs Underway

Posted on Jun 10, 2013

Water Main Break Repairs Underway 

Amarillo, TX – The City of Amarillo’s Utility department is repairing a 20” cast iron water main break on Amarillo Boulevard near English Road. The break was discovered around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Repairs are expected to be completed by morning.

As a result, the City has issued a Boil Water Notice (which accompanies this press release below) to affected areas:    

  • 9500 – 9700 blocks of Crystal Avenue
  • 8500 – 15300 blocks of Amarillo Boulevard East
  • 1100-1300 blocks of Folsom Road
  • 10001-10200 block of Triangle Drive
  • 1800 – 2000 blocks of English Road 

Additionally, the City is receiving reports of low water pressure from the Potter County Detention Center, East Campus of Amarillo College, Highland Park School, National Weather Service and approximately 500 residential units in Highland Park Village:

Crews have been working diligently since yesterday evening to make repairs, which will continue throughout the day. In the meantime, City staff is placing door hangers in the areas affected by the Boil Water Notice.

“We are urging residents to avoid non-essential use of water. This includes watering lawns until the repairs are made,” says Floyd Hartman, assistant director of Utilities. “In addition to the Boil Water Notice, we advise residents to use bottled water for consumption purposes.”

For more information or questions, contact the City’s Utility Department at (806) 378-9086.

 

Mandatory Public Notification

BOIL WATER NOTICE

 For water customers in the following area(s):

9500 – 9700 blocks of Crystal Avenue

8500 – 15300 blocks of Amarillo Boulevard East

1100-1300 blocks of Folsom Road

10001-10200 block of Triangle Drive

1800 – 2000 blocks of English Road

Potter County Detention Center

East Campus of Amarillo College

Highland Park School

National Weather Service

Approximately 500 residential units in Highland Park Village

 

 On Sunday, June 9, 2013, at approximately 6:30 pm., the City of Amarillo’s Utility Department responded to a call of a 20” water main break on Amarillo Boulevard near English Road.  Repairs are expected to be complete by morning.  At approximately 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 water pressure dropped below the required 20 psi minimum in the areas described above. 

Due to conditions caused by the main breaks, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires the City of Amarillo (PWS 1880001) to notify all customers in the affected area to boil their water prior to consumption.  Affected individuals are being notified in person or with a notice hung on the door.   A press release was issued to local news agencies.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacterial and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and for making ice should be boiled and cooked prior to consumption.  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, City officials will notify you.

This Boil Water Notice is in keeping with TCEQ regulations – 30 TAC 290.47(e).

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact the Utilities Division at (806) 378-9086.

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