Localized low water pressure leads to temporary boil water advisory in South Lubbock

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LUBBOCK, Texas– The City of Lubbock issued a boil water advisory just before noon Thursday until further notice for businesses and residents located in the South Lubbock Area. More specifically, the area bordered by Farm to Market Road 1585, Norfolk Avenue, 135th Street and Quaker Avenue were all currently affected, according to the city.

Read the full news release from the city below for more information:

City of Lubbock has issued a boil water advisory until further notice for businesses and residents located in the area bordered by FM-1585, Norfolk Avenue, 135th Street, and Quaker Avenue. Residences and businesses effected by the outage are being notified directly.

Early Thursday morning water line construction in South Lubbock caused a drop in water pressure and temporary outage. The water was restored by 9:30 a.m. this morning. As a precaution, Lubbock-Cooper Central Elementary School chose to dismiss students. Here We Grow Children’s Learning Center daycare also dismissed children. The City of Lubbock is currently awaiting test results from water samples to ensure the water is safe.

Effected customers must boil all water used for human consumption. This includes drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation. If customers do not boil water, they are advised to use bottled water. Vigorous boiling for two minutes should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water. We advise businesses to place signage over all public water-using appliances and facets, printable signs are available at www.mylubbock.us/boilwatersigns.

For additional information related to the boil water notice call the City of Lubbock Water Utilities Department at 806-775-2588.

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