Laredo issues a notice about boiling water in the south of Laredo after a water pipe rupture



The utility office of the city of Laredo has issued a notification about boiling water in the south of Laredo due to maintenance work on a defective water pipe.

Efforts to repair the broken main line have resulted in low distribution pressures requiring the city to issue the notice under the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

According to the city’s press release, the line break has already been repaired and the crews are working to increase the tank levels and restore full service. As soon as the service is fully restored, the City of Laredo will notify all customers in this area.

The affected area includes customers south of Lomas Del Sur Blvd, west of Quatro Vientos Blvd, east of the Rio Grande River, and extends south to Magana Hein Road. All customers in the affected area are asked to boil their water before consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous boil and then boiled for two minutes.

About 7,852 customers who are in Districts 1 and 3 are affected.

According to the city, the utilities department has been working on the problem since Sunday morning when crews repaired a broken pipe to a water main near Cuatro Vientos Blvd. After these repairs, another line break occurred later that afternoon on the same main line.

United ISD issued a notice to the media and parents early Monday morning after a water pipe rupture caused negative pressure at nine of its locations and forced students and school staff to be sent home.

Citizens with questions about the break are encouraged to call the Utilities Headquarters at (956) 721-2000.



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