Emergency Water Boil Notice Issued
Busted Pipe Shuts Down the Town
Published July 30, 2011 @ 9:45 a.m.
Updated July 30, 2011 @ 6:01 p.m.
An emergency boil water notice will last for up to 72 hours, or until midday Tuesday for the residence of the City of Post.
In a boil water notice, residents are urged to bring any water meant for cooking or consumption to a rolling boil.
Partial water service was restored by 3:00 pm Saturday, thirteen hours after the water main break was discovered by city officials. At press time it was unknown how much water was lost.
The main water line from the City of Post's water source, White River Lake, broke at the intersection of East 15th Street and FM 207 under the railroad track at about 2:00 am Saturday. According to Emergency Management coordinator Michael Isbell, most of the city was affected by the break in the main line. Isbell also added that a notice was issued that those who had water service, boil the water before consuming.
Also, with the help of the American Red Cross out of Lubbock, an emergency water supply was available at the Garza County Law Enforcement Center just east of the site of the break on East 15th Street. Earlier in the day, Isbell said they were ready to "deliver water to those who are home bound."