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2/17/2021 - Boil Water Notice - ACTIVE

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BOIL WATER NOTICE

February 17, 2021 

Due to prolonged power outages, power imbalances, and the arctic storm, the water distribution pressures fell below 20 psi for a couple hours early this morning. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District 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 brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes and cooled prior to human consumption. In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from other suitable sources.

CDC Boil Water Advisory

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the District will notify customers and the boil water notice will be rescinded.

Please share this information with those who may not have received this notice directly (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 Shean Dalton at 512-971-2850 or s.dalton@bcmud.org. Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District has restored water distribution system pressure to normal levels. Ongoing work with Pedernales Electric Cooperative and OnCor is focused on getting power delivery to sustain system pressure. As we currently do not have an estimated time for collecting and independently testing of water quality, we recommend gathering two gallons of potable water for every member of your household for a 72-hour period.

What to do after a Boil Water Notice has been rescinded

All District Offices Have Been Closed February 15-19


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