The city of Sherman has issued a water boil notice for the Dos Lagos residential subdivision after a water main was damaged by crews Wednesday afternoon.


Sherman Community and Support Services Manager Nate Strauch said the six-inch line was damaged by a private developer working on new homes along Dripping Springs Road. The affected area is bordered by Dripping Springs Road, Jack Cole Road and Woodlawn Road and encompasses approximately 150 homes.


“To ensure destruction of harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption,” the city said in a press release distributed Wednesday night. “The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you should consider bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.”


Strauch said city officials are monitoring water quality in the area and hope to lift the order on Friday.


“Samples were taken this morning and were sent in for testing,” Strauch said Thursday. “We expect to have results back tomorrow (Friday) morning, at which time we hope to be able to lift the boil order.”


In its press release, the city said it would issue a public notice once the water was deemed safe for direct consumption. For additional information about the boil order, call the Sherman Water Control Center at 903-892-7258.