Boil Water Notice from City of Big Spring 1/29/14
CBS 7 News
January 29, 2014
Due to a large water main break at 16th & Virginia, which allowed pressure in the water distribution system to fall below the minimum standard of 20psi, the City of Big Spring is requesting that all citizens observe the following boil water measures to ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes.
All water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. 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. This safety precaution will remain in effect until a notice from the City of Big Spring is released with the statement that boiling water is no longer a necessity.
Several areas within the City of Big Spring are expected to continue to experience water outages, low water pressure, dirty water, additional air in the water, or other related problems.
To ensure that there is sufficient water for basic living necessities the City Manager has temporarily banned all non-essential water uses until the boil water notice is rescinded. Outside watering, washing vehicles, filling of swimming pools, flushing water lines, wetting ground for construction, or any other non-essential uses of water are strictly prohibited during this time.
We appreciate your patience and strict compliance with these restrictions.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Public Works at 264-2501.