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Glidden Water District warns residents about water quality

July 22, 2020 - 00:00
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Last week, signs along Hwy 90 within the boundaries of Glidden were posted to warn residents to boil their water until further notice.

These signs have been alerting Glidden residents of a potential water safety hazard since Wednesday, July 15. Glidden Water District Operator Jonathan Frnka said he feels confident that the order for boiling water will be lifted by July 22 or 23.

Frnka says that the notice is a requirement by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) whenever there is a reduction in distribution pressure at 20 pounds per inch or lower.

This notice is in effect until the deficiency is fixed and the water pressure is above 20 psi.

Frnka added that the reduction in pressure was due to an electrical malfunction in the control system, and is being fixed in a timely manner.

He also said that the notice to boil water is a precaution because the drop in pressure - along with a possible pipe leak near a creek or other contaminated water body - could infiltrate the main water supply line and contaminate the drinking water.