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February 22, 2021 8:00 AM

BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED FOR THOSE EAST OF ONION CREEK

Good news! The boil water notice for City of Buda water customers East of Onion Creek is now lifted. We received the results from our water samples and all is good. Your tap water is now safe for consumption.

Good news! The boil water notice for City of Buda water customers East of Onion Creek is now lifted. We received the results from our water samples and all is good. Your tap water is now safe for consumption.

For those who are not City of Buda Water customers but live in the area, please check with Goforth Water or South Buda WCID as to whether your boil water notice has been lifted.
Goforth Water: https://www.goforthwater.org/home.php?p=gf_home
South Buda WCID: https://sbwcid1.org/

City of Buda Boil Water Notice Rescinded
February 22, 2021

On February 17, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Buda public water system, TX1050012, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of February 22, 2021.

The notice was required because the pressure in some of the city water mains was reduced below 20 pounds per square inch due to ERCOT-mandated power outages and a large increase in demand brought on by severe winter weather and private water line breaks. Through the tireless work of the city’s Public Works staff over the past week, the City of Buda has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the potable water distributed to the public.

With the rescinding of the TCEQ-required Boil Water Notice, the city recommends citizens flush their water lines for several minutes. Throw out any ice from your ice maker and flush water dispenser lines. Run a regeneration cycle on your water softener and follow any recommendations from the owner’s manual. Change out filters on any water filtration units.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Buda Public Works at 512-312-2876.

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