The City of Kennedale rescinds a Boil Water Notice issued on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, due to power outages contributing to a sudden drop in system pressure. The necessary corrective actions and testing have now been completed and water can again be used and consumed without boiling first.
You should flush ice makers, water dispensers, etc. for 3 to 5 minutes prior to using for drinking or cooking. Flushing simply means letting the water run to ensure that no contaminated water remains in your pipes. To flush automatic ice makers, allow them to run for one hour, discard all resulting ice and wash and sanitize the bin area(s).
Flushing or emptying your hot water is not necessary. If you have not been home or your plumbing has been damaged and repaired, it is a good idea to flush your faucets for 2 minutes. For those who have been in their home using water as usual, flushing is not required.
On February 17, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Kennedale public water system, (TX2200017), to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions that occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of today, February 20, 2021.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact 817-985-2120.