Fort Worth Issues Boil Water Notice For North and West Fort Worth
West Fort Worth cooking note
Due to a loss of pressure in the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is requesting the City of Fort Worth, PWS ID 2200012, to notify water customers in the western parts of Fort Worth to boil their water (e.g., hand washing and Brush your face, teeth, drink, etc.).
This affects customers from Montgomery Street to the west. The three towns in the area that buy Fort Worth drinking water – Aledo, White Settlement, and Westover Hills – have been notified.
Children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are particularly susceptible to harmful bacteria and all customers should follow these directions.
To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, boiling, and ice making should be boiled and refrigerated before being used for drinking water or human consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous boil and then boiled for two minutes.
Instead of cooking, individuals can purchase bottled water or obtain water from any other suitable source for drinking water or for human consumption.
When the water no longer needs to be boiled, officials in the public water system tell customers that the water is safe for drinking or human consumption.
Once the boiling water notification is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notification to customers that will remove the boiling water notification in a manner similar to that notification.
Please share this information with anyone else who drinks this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (e.g., people in homes, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do so by posting this notice in a public place or handing out or mailing out copies.
If you have any questions on this matter, contact the water company at 817-392-4477 or by email [email protected]
The city is working on establishing water distribution sites in the area and will announce them once the sites are completed and water is on site.
The pressure loss is due to a large number of major fractures caused by the extremely cold temperatures. The water loss through the main breaks exceeds the ability to maintain storage through increased pumping. The utility has numerous crews working around the clock and has brought in contractors to help with repairs.
Bottled water distribution in Fort Worth
Bottled water for residents without a water supply.
Residents in much of north and west Fort Worth remain affected by two notices of boiling water. Other customers may have water shutdowns due to water pipe breaks and repairs. To date, the city has responded to more than 100 main water breaks and is investigating another 80.
To help residents who have no usable water, four fire stations are open in Fort Worth to distribute water to the affected area:
Station 9, 2575 Polaris Drive
Station 31, 4209 Longstraw Drive
Station 38, 13280 Park Vista Blvd.
Station 41, 11400 Willow Springs Road
The residents can also collect water at these school locations:
- Northside – Trinity Springs Middle School, 3550 Keller Hicks Road
- Sendera Elementary, 1216 Diamondback Lane
- Comanche Springs Elementary, 8063 Comanche Springs Drive
- Willow Creek Elementary, 1100 W. McLeroy Blvd.
- Westside – RD Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Road (from Friday)
- Western Hills High School, 3600 Boston Ave.
- Birchman Baptist Church, 9100 North Normandale St. (from Friday)
In addition to the locations operated by the city, some breweries offer water to residents
CowTown Brewery, 1301 E Belknap St.
Panther Island Brewing, 501 N Main St.
Hop Fusion Ale Works, 200 E Broadway Ave.
Wild Acre Brewing, 1734 E El Paso St.
The residents have to bring their own containers.
“This is a community problem we face and the community is gathering to make sure we can provide safe drinking water to our residents. We thank everyone who has stepped up, ”said Jim Davis, Fort Worth Fire Department chief.
The water department notes that many affected customers do not have water to boil and others do not have electricity to boil the water. They are working to secure additional water for distribution as soon as possible. Additional locations are added. Keep checking the city website for updates. You can also call 817-392-1234 for additional locations for water distribution. Since supplies are limited, each household is limited to one case.
Distribution at all locations takes place daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When the water no longer needs to be boiled, Fort Worth will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption.