June 05, 2023
Area(S) Affected: Customers on Hwy 69 N, FM 2972, MeadowLark Ln, & County Roads: 1501,1502,1503,1505,1506,1507,1523,1524,1525,1526,1527,1528 1536,1537,1540,1541,1605,1608,1609,1618,1619,1620,1630
Due to a main line leak, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Rusk Rural Water Supply Company PWS# 0370054, 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).
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.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may 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.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in 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 Rusk Rural Water Supply at (903)683-6178 or at 1055 N Dickinson Dr. Rusk, TX 75785. between the hours of 8 AM -11:30 AM, or from 12:30 PM -4:00 PM Monday through Friday.