Sherman boil order lifted

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Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 12:34 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2022 at 8:35 AM CDT
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UPDATE: The boil water notice in effect for much of Sherman has been lifted, officials announced Thursday morning.

The City of Sherman has taken the necessary corrective action to restore pressure and quality to the water system.

Boiling is no longer needed, and the water is safe to drink.

The City of Sherman has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure and quality to the water system. Boiling is no longer needed. Water is safe for human consumption.

Posted by Grayson County OEM on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Original:

SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - The city has asked residents who live in south Sherman to boil their water prior to consumption until further notice.

According to the City of Sherman, a main break in the groundwater area caused a drop in water pressure, and per the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality they were required to notify customers to boil their water prior to consumption.

The break was found in south Sherman off of FM 1417.

Sherman ISD said several of their campuses were impacted, so they are monitoring the situation to ensure drinking water is available. Restrooms are also being kept operational.

The Sherman ISD campuses impacted are:

  • Crutchfield
  • Fred Douglass
  • Jefferson
  • Sory
  • Washington
  • Sherman Middle

According to the city, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria.

On a social media post the city said to ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice-making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking, according to the city.

Click here for a map of the impacted area.