Boil Water Notice Issued for City of Olney, TX Following Water Leak

After a water leak in the main water line in the city of Olney, Texas, a precautionary boil water notice was issued to all water utility customers.

The leak had been caused by a break in an 8-inch main water line on Grand Avenue between Elm Street and Oak Street. Occurring on the evening of Saturday, July 24, the leak caused a drop in water pressure and required urgent repairs.

In an initial update on Sunday, July 25, city officials warned that there was a potential for shutting off the water citywide.

Residents were advised to conserve their water in advance. A further Facebook update informed residents that the repair had been finished.

After flushing the pipes, water was restored and there were reports of increasing pressure.

Though water is now restored, and it is no longer necessary to boil water, city officials reminded residents to wait until they receive an official notification that their drinking water is safe for consumption.

Further updates are pending.

You can learn more about boil water notices and what they entail here.