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Henrietta boil order has been lifted


A boil order the City of Henrietta municipal water supply has been lifted.

Troy Potts, public works director, made the announcement at 3:10 p.m. Saturday after test results came back with no traces of bacteria.

The boil order, required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, was put into place Thursday morning as a precaution after the water pressure in Henrietta dropped to 18 percent. The TCEQ requires municipalities to enact boil orders anytime water pressure drops below 20 percent.

Two weeks ago, city crews discovered a broken valve while repairing a water main break near the Bridge Street water tower. Potts said that to replace the valve, the city would be forced to shut off water to much of Henrietta. The valve was replaced at night in an effort to affect the fewest number of residents.

The project was completed after 4 a.m. Thursday when workers discovered that during the repairs water pressure had dropped to the unsatisfactory level.

Crews were busy Thursday flushing lines and taking water samples.

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