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Mesquite, TX – November 9, 2022 – 2 p.m. – The City of Mesquite is advising all water customers in Kaufman County served by the Markout Water Supply system to boil drinking water and water used for cooking until further notice. At 12:00 p.m., a disruption in service from the City’s water supply, due to routine maintenance, caused the Markout Water Supply system to drop below 20 psi. The City’s Markout pump station remained in service during the disruption. Normal pressure has been returned to the Markout system at 1:00 p.m. Customers should contact the City of Mesquite’s 24-hour Emergency Service at 972-216-6278 for more information.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Mesquite public water system (0570014) 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).
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 water 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 Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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 the 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.
Standard recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a boil water notice include:
Bathing and showering:
To wash dishes by hand:
Caring for pets: