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Posted on: February 17, 2021


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February 20, 2021 |  11:00 a.m.

Boil Water Notice Lifted: **Kennedale Customers no Longer Need to Boil Water Before Consumption**

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.

UPDATE: Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m.

The City of Kennedale is still under a boil water notice at this time. Samples are currently in the lab and results are expected around 1:00 p.m., meaning the boil notice could be lifted as early as this afternoon in some or all of the city (depending on lab results). Please watch for updates. This graphic answers some questions about what to do after the boil notice is lifted.

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After Boil Water is Lifted

URGENT ALERT: February 17, 2021  |  4:30 p.m.

City of Kennedale Residents Asked to Boil Tap Water Before Consumption 

Due to unprecedented demand causing a drop in system-wide water pressure, Kennedale tap water must be boiled prior to consumption until further notice. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality-required boil water notice advises 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 directions. 

Arlington Water Utilities, Kennedale’s water service provider, is working to restore water pressure in the distribution system.  To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be consumed with boiling or otherwise treating. 

Follow the guidelines below for ensuring your water is safe for consumption: 

  • Boil water to a vigorous rolling boil for five minutes then cool completely prior to using. 
  • In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water. 

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. 

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. For more information about making water safe during an emergency, please visit If you have questions regarding this notice, you can call 817-985-2120.

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