Due to a rupture in a chlorine/water line residents of Bells should boil tap water before consumption, the city of Bells said in a written release Tuesday.

Due to a rupture in a chlorine/water line residents of Bells should boil tap water before consumption, the city of Bells said in a written release Tuesday.

“To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption,” the release said.

Water should be brought to a vigorous boil and then boiled for two minutes. Residents can also purchase bottled water or obtain water from another source.When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, water system officials will notify residents.Anyone with questions regarding this matter can contact the city of Bells at 903-965-7744 or the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at 512-239-4691.