Godley is the latest city to issue a boil water notice. The city's notice, which was announced Thursday, is because of reduced pressure and system-wide reduction in water service as a result of Winter Storm Uri.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required several Johnson County water districts to notify their customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
The Johnson County Special Utility District on Tuesday issued their order, which effects almost 16,000 households and 43,000 residents in Johnson County.
The power outages impacted several of JCSUD pump stations and how quickly the storage tanks refill. That is resulting in low water pressure in some of their service areas.
On Wednesday, almost half of the district was still experiencing rolling blackouts mandated by ERCOT.
“Depending on where you reside, as indicated on the pink-shaded area of the linked map, you should begin seeing gradual increases in water pressure by approximately Wednesday, Feb. 24,” officials said. “Initially, there will be air in the water lines, which will need to be released. It may take several days for pressure to reach a usable level and return to normal operations.”
During this process, residential and commercial water customers may have intermittent water; however, this water must be boiled prior to human consumption.
Boiling water instructions
Residents in a boil water notice should boil water before washing their hands and face, brushing teeth or drinking the water. 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 making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as the notice.
JCSUD delivered pallets of bottled water to area fire stations.
“JCSUD does not have supply at our district office,” officials said. “Unfortunately, we do not have control over how this supply is distributed. This is up to the cities and/or fire departments.”
The following stations have water:
• Alvarado FD, 205 S. Friou St. in Alvarado
• Briar Oaks FD, 8215 CR 528 in Briar Oaks
• Godley FD, 200 S Main St. in Godley
• Grandview FD, 100 McFarland in Grandview
• JCESD No. 82, 10553 CR 519 in Lillian
• JCESD #83- 2800 CR 913 in Joshua
• Joshua FD, 770 N. Main St. in Joshua
• Liberty Chapel FD, 3336 CR 312 in Cleburne
• Rio Vista FD, 102 Depot in Rio Vista
• Venus FD, 101 W. 3rd St. in Venus
Non-potable water available for flushing toilets is available in a parking lot next to the Joshua YMCA. The trucks will be filled and returned intermittently.
For information, visit jcsud.com.