Officials order boil water notice to portions of Bullard area

Published on Thursday, 13 February 2014 11:34 - Written by From Staff Reports

Portions of the city of Bullard are under a boil water notice.

The notice affects residents living in Polana Springs, Pecan Valley Ranch, Pecan Valley Park and Rolling Wood Hills subdivisions, City Manager Larry Morgan said.

Morgan said crews are working on a 12-inch pipe at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and Lynch Drive. He said the exact problem is not clear yet, but crews have been at the site since 6 a.m. to correct it. no traffic on Highway 69 is being affected, he said.

The water issue is also affecting Sonic, and since it serves to the public, the city automatically called the water boil notice. The restaurant will be closed until the health department allows them to reopen and water samples come back clean.

Morgan said water samples have already been sent off to the lab, but the will take at least 24 hours to process, so residents should be prepared to boil water for at least that long.

Water for cooking, drinking or ice should be boiled and cooled before it is used, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The boil should be a rolling boil that lasts for at least two minutes to kill any microbes.

The city will notify residents when the notice is lifted.