The city of Sinton has issued a water boil notice beginning today.
Earlier this morning the city was notified of major line breaks and low water pressure. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Sinton public water system 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.
A release from the city said 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.
The statement also said that residents can also 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,” the city said.
“Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.”
For more information visit www.sintontexas.org.