The City of Natalia issued the following notice to boil water on Friday, September 24:
Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems
Due to reduced system pressure, Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), subparagraph 290.46(q)(1), The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires the City of Natalia Public Water System PWSID 1630009 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 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 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 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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 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 any questions concerning this matter, you may contact:
Public Works Director
PO Box 270
2078 State Hwy 132 N.
Natalia, Texas 78059