A boil-water notice is still in effect as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality because water pressure in the system dropped below 20 pounds per square inch after repetitive and prolonged power outages at multiple water production sites, the city said.
After the city's water system stabilizes, it will require roughly 48 hours for state-mandated testing before the boil-water notice can be lifted. More information is available online.
The city said there is no current evidence of contamination in Kyle's water system, but heating water to a rolling boil for at least two minutes is still recommended before consumption. Uses requiring water to be boiled include drinking, washing hands and faces, brushing teeth, etc.
Bottled water and other suitable sources remain as an alternative to boiling water.
The following Kyle area utilities are also under a boil-water notice:
- Monarch Utilities has issued a boil-water notice, due to repeated power outages. Visit the SouthWest Water Company website for info and updates.
- The County Line Special Utility District issued a boil-water notice for Waterleaf, Cool Springs, Bunton Creek Village, Bunton Reserve, Woodlands, Sunset Ridge and Creekside Trail neighborhoods in Kyle.
- The Goforth Special Utility District issued a boil-water notice due to rolling blackouts.
Because the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has ended rotating power outages, any remaining outages are not part of a scheduled interruption and should be reported to the utility.
Some 1,600 Pedernales Electric Cooperative customers in Hays County are still without power, according to poweroutage.us. Outages can be reported online or by calling 888-883-3379.