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Mesquite, TX – February 17, 2021 – The City of Mesquite is advising all water customers who live in the north and central part of the city to boil drinking water and water used for cooking until further notice. The area impacted includes residents who live in an area north and west of Pioneer Road to the Dallas City Limit. Earlier this morning, a disruption in service from the City’s water supplier, North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), required the city to take its Barnes Bridge Water Pump Station off-line. The city’s remaining two pump stations and four water towers are designed to accommodate for the loss of one station. However, several large main breaks have slowed the restoration of adequate pressure, which can cause an unsafe condition to develop in drinking water. Customers should contact the City of Mesquite’s Water Emergency Hot Line at 972-204-4888 for more information from 3 - 10 p.m., and from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Feb 18 and 19.
Mesquite is working with NTMWD to resolve the supply issues, but it may be several days due to the impact of the weather and freezing temperatures. Mesquite residents are asked to limit water use wherever possible. Information is available www.cityofmesquite.com/BoilWater on how to effectively boil water to make it safe for drinking and cooking.
City Manager Cliff Keheley said, “The City of Mesquite is working with NTMWD officials to ensure that the District delivers the water needed to avoid ongoing pressure problems. The initial problem was a direct result of the weather and crews are working to fix the problem. We understand the impact this has on our residents during an already difficult weather event. We appreciate the cooperation of our residents and the support for our hard working and dedicated staff.”
Standard recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a boil water notice include
Bathing and showering
To wash dishes by hand:
Caring for pets