Due to a line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Mount Vernon water system to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. An alert was issued at 3:31 a.m. Sunday morning, January 29, 2017.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil, then boiled for 2 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 customers that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the form of phone, email, and other alerts.