Update: City of Beaumont Boil Water Notice:
The Lawson Pump Station intake system on the Neches River was put back in service at 3:30 p.m. yesterday, 9-7-17. Lawson Pump Station is a permanent intake and delivers water to the water treatment facility. It is reliable and will provide consistent, adequate water amounts.
Pressure is stable and running at approximately 70 psi at the Pine Street plant. Preliminary tests have been conducted, and we will continue to run numerous required tests to insure that the water is safe for consumption. These tests are required to pass TCEQ regulations. Some of these tests take 24 hours to process. As soon as all tests pass inspection and are clear of disease, we will lift the boil water notice.
The city will begin to flush the water lines as part of restoring service to the system and lifting the boil water notice. This flushing process will be conducted utilizing fire hydrants and coordinated through water utilities to minimize effects on current pressure. Please do not call to report open fire hydrants.
Due to City Wide Loss of water pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Beaumont PWS#123001 public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).
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 or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
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 water or human consumption purposes.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact W/S O&M Manager at 409-785-3003 or Water Dispatch at 311/409-860-3221.
If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512)239-4691.