Due to Water loss, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Avery
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
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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to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 Kris Posey at 903-933-ll00.