This is an evening update for Thursday, February 25 with information about the Boil Water Notice and drinking water distribution sites for tomorrow.
UPDATE ON BOIL WATER NOTICE
The City of Taylor continues to be under a Boil Water Notice, which it has been since February 15. We are currently working our way through the process to rescind the Boil Water Notice. Flushing has been completed and water samples have been collected and submitted to TCEQ. We should have the results of our water tests tomorrow afternoon.
There are three steps to rescind the boil water notice in the City:
1. First, we are required to flush the system. This is required to ensure water quality. This step has been completed, but you may still see employees flushing hydrants as we continue to equalize the system.
2. Next we must collect water samples from 22 different locations as required by TCEQ and take them to the laboratory for testing. Samples were collected from all 22 sites today and submitted to TCEQ for testing.
3. If all 22 sites pass the test we can rescind the Boil Water Notice. If any one of them fails, we are required to flush, sample and test again. We should have our results from the first test by the end of the day on Friday, February 26. At that point we will know whether we can rescind the notice. We will make an announcement to the public either way.
We will continue to keep residents informed as we move through the process.
DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION
On Friday, February 26, Taylor residents will be able to pick up potable drinking water at two locations:
- The City will have pre-packaged drinking water available for Taylor residents at the Taylor Public Library, 801 Vance St #3268, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PLEASE ENTER IN THE VANCE ENTRANCE.
- Texas Beer Company will continue to distribute bulk drinking water at the brewery on 1331 West Second Street on from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Residents must bring their own containers and can fill up to 20 gallons per vehicle.