HASLET Boil Water Notice
Posted on February 16, 2021
Due to a power outage at a water treatment plant from our wholesale water provider, and subsequent loss of water pressure in the city, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Haslet, PWS ID 2200052, 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 water 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 water 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 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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the water utility at (817) 439 – 5931.
Supplemental info added 7:28 am 2/16/2021
Numerous area cities purchase water from the City of Fort Worth including Haslet. The Fort Worth water utility has had numerous power outages at treatment pumping facilities across the system because of the rolling blackouts. There are also equipment problems due to subfreezing temperatures. As water is used and not pumped back into the system and elevated tanks, water pressure drops, resulting in no water from your faucets, etc. The primary plant that failed due to power failure that has negatively impacted Haslet's water is the Eagle Mountain Water Plant. Crews continue to work around the clock to restore equipment back to regular operations. As the water levels are restored, the required treatment levels are not attained for several days, which results in the boil water notice. Haslet expects the Boil Water Notice to last through Wednesday and will post notice of the same when boiling water is no longer necessary.