Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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November 13, 2012

Possible line break might be responsible for boil notice

NEW SUMMERFIELD — A break in a water line is believed to be the reason a boil order was issued for Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation customers in Jacksonville this past week, officials said.

The break itself possibly was the result of the extreme dryness this past summer, explained Hoyte Davis, a member of the water company's board.

"There was a lot of rain, and that fluctuation in the ground can cause pressure on our lines,” Davis  said. “Sometime those lines are old.”

There are several possible causes for water line breaks, according to officials.

"They can occur, for instance,  when the root of a tree is hit adjacent to a water line and causes a disruption in the water line causing a break or a crack,” he said. “When we become aware of any type of disruption, we go out immediately and repair that line."

The boil order was issued last Monday and rescinded last Tuesday after water officials alerted customers that corrective actions had restored adequate pressure, disinfectant levels and bacteriological quality, according to the language of the notice.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires the issuance of such an order to inform customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, they are going to have to boil their water before consuming it.

Once repairs are made, a sample of the water is drawn from echolocation and taken to a lab in Tyler where it is examined thoroughly, Davis said.

If there is no contamination, the boil notice is suspended, he said.

The Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation has 1,600 meters and is considered to be the largest in Cherokee County in terms of meters and miles they cover, reports show.

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