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UTILITY EMERGENCIES/STREET CLOSURES

  • March 15th, 2021 - WATER LEAK CAUSES OUTAGE


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    City of Eastland public works is working a water leak that has caused water to be turned off in an area of E. Main to E. Patterson and N. Seaman to N. Halbryan.

  • February 23rd, 2021 - BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED
    Boil Water Notice enacted on February 15, 2021 has been rescinded

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    Boil Water Rescind Notice

     On FEBRUARY 15, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the CITY OF EASTLAND to issue a Boil Water Notice (BWN) to inform our customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.

    Our system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of     11:40 AM  on FEBRUARY 23, 2021.

    If you have questions, contact Ron Duncan, Eastland City Manager at 254-629-8321.

  • February 17th, 2021 - BOIL WATER NOTICE IN EFFECT
    City under Boil Water Notice Until TBD

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    Public Notice to Boil Water

    DATE: FEBRUARY 15, 2021                                                                                            TIME: 2:00 P.M.

    Due to a drop in pressure in the CITY OF EASTLAND water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the CITY OF EASTLAND to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

    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. Texas Department of Health Services has state anyone with a Reverse Osmosis filtering system is not required to boil their water.

    When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the City of Eastland will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

    If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Ron Duncan, Eastland City Manager at 254-629-8321.

     

  • February 17th, 2021 - TDSHS GUIDANCE FOR BOIL NOTICE ORDERS


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    Guidance for Retail Food Establishments Under a Boil Order
    Public water systems issue Boil Water notices to notify their users when the drinking water is not safe to consume. A boil water notice is issued when there is a coliform bacteria violation; when the water turbidity is
    over 5.0 NTU; when the water pressure is less than 20PSI; or when there is a waterborne disease outbreak.
    The retail food establishment manager is responsible for conducting assessments to ensure compliance with food safety requirements.
    The following are temporary measures that can be done when a retail food establishment is under a “boil order.”
    Drinking Water
    • Use commercially bottled water; or
    • Use water that has been at a rolling boil for at least one minute; or
    • Haul water from an approved public water supply in a covered sanitized container
    Beverages Made with Water
    • Do not use post-mix carbonated beverage machines, auto-fill coffee makers, instant hot water heaters, etc. using
    auto-fill methods
    Ice Making
    • Discard existing ice and do not make ice
    • Use commercially manufactured ice
    Cooking
    • Use commercially bottled water; or
    • Use water that has been at a rolling boil for at least one minute; or
    • Haul water from an approved public water supply in a covered sanitized container
    Handwashing
    • Use commercially bottled water; or
    • Use water that has been at a rolling boil for at least one minute; or
    • Haul water from an approved public water supply in a covered sanitized container
    • Handwashing must be done according to the Texas Food Establishment Rules at a minimum water temperature of 100 ºFahrenheit
    Cleaning and Sanitizing Tableware and Utensils
    • Use single-service items
    After the public water system lifts the boil order notice, the retail food establishment must:
    • Flush pipes/faucets for at least five minutes;
    • Flush, clean and sanitize equipment with water line connections according to manufacturer’s directions;
    • Flush drinking water fountains for at least five minutes;
    • Clean and sanitize the ice machine. Discard the first batch of new ice.
    Additional questions or concerns can be directed to the Food Establishments Group at (512) 834-6753.
    TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
    P.O. Box 149347
    • Austin, Texas 78714-9347
    1-888-963-7111
    • www.dshs.state.tx.us
    TTY: 1-800-735-2989
  • October 23rd, 2020 - CITY ELEVATED WATER STORAGE TANK TO BE REPAIRED OCTOBER 24
    Boil Water Notice Will Be In Effect On Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8:00A.M.

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    CITY ELEVATED WATER STORAGE TANK TO BE REPAIRED OCTOBER 24

     

    Boil Water Notice Will Be In Effect On

    Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8:00A.M.

     

     

    The City of Eastland Water Department will drain the elevated water storage tank at the City Park for emergency repairs on Saturday, October 24.  Residents in the area should not be alarmed if they should see a large amount of water flowing from the area. There also could be a fluctuation in water pressure in areas of the town. There will be no need to reduce water usage during this time period.

     

    A BOIL WATER NOTICE will be put into effect at 8 A.M. on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2020 and remain in effect until such time our water quality samples can be analyzed and approved.

     

    Restaurants, hospital, nursing homes, schools, dialysis and other facilities which use potable drinking water for food preparation, drink distribution, ice machines and other uses should plan for alternative means such as bottled drinks, bagged ice, and other water options available during the boiled water period. The boiled water notice should remain in effect until mid-day on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at the earliest. City staff will notify the public as the situation changes.

     

    For questions on these or other City matters please stop by Eastland City Hall, 113 E Commerce St. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. excluding holidays. Or you may call during business hours at 254-629-8321.

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