Canyon Falls water line to be shut down next week

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The water line in the Canyon Falls subdivision will be shut down for a night next week, according to the town of Northlake.

From 9 p.m. on Jan. 22 to 5 a.m. Jan. 23, Mela Contracting will be installing new components for a connection to the existing water system for the Canyon Falls pump station that is currently under construction. During that time, customers will be without water. None of this work requires residents to be home and at no time will field crews have to enter your home.

The town issued a boil water notice, requiring all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

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Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

If you have questions concerning this matter, contact Eric J. Tamayo, Northlake Public Works Director at 940-242-5704.

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