BELLS — Some folks in Bells are being asked boil their water before they use it.

BELLS — Some folks in Bells are being asked boil their water before they use it.


In a prepared statement issued Monday, the city of Bells said, "Due to North Texas-New Mexico Power losing (a) power pole this has affected all residents using water from Well #5 on the Southwest side of Bells. City of Bells; Water System ID 190001; the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption."


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 water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain from some other source. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, water system officials will notify you.


If you have questions regarding this matter you may contact the city of Bells at 903-965-7744 or TCEQ at 512-239-4691