The city of Marlin issued a boil water notice Tuesday.

According to the City of Marlin public water system, due to low chlorine residual on Chilton Street, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the public water system to notify all customers in the area of Chilton Street and Old Belton Road to Anders Street to boil their water prior to consumption.

Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should do the following:

  • To ensure 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 for human consumption purposes.
  • Water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
  • People may purchase water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes in lieu of boiling.

The city public water system will notify customers when boiling is no longer necessary.