The City of Fort Worth put a “Boil Water Notice” into effect immediately for parts of far North Fort Worth. The affected area is bordered by Sendera Ranch Boulevard on the north, Willow Springs Road on the west, Haslet city limits on the east and Bonds Ranch Road on the south. The boil water notice also includes the Trails of Fossil Creek and the Fossil Hill subdivisions.
“Due to a loss of pressure in parts of the system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Fort Worth to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption,” city officials wrote in a press release.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and for making ice should be rigorously boiled for at least two minutes. The city set up stations for residents to come get water for themselves at Fire Station 34 on Sendera Ranch Boulevard.
The water boil notice was expected to last through Friday afternoon, at the earliest. Residents may contact Water Customer Relations at 817-392-4477
According to a news release from the Northwest Independent School District, impacted schools include: V.R. Eaton High School Truett Wilson Middle School Sonny & Allegra Nance Elementary School Carl E. Schluter Elementary School J.C. Thompson Elementary School Sendera Ranch Elementary School
Aramark were able to provide breakfast and lunch for students this week by using prepackaged food, according to district officials. There will be no fresh fruit or vegetables served. Juice, milk and bottled water will still be served to students. City officials set up public water distribution at Wilson Middle School and Eaton High School to provide bottled water to residents affected.
All restaurants in the affected area are closed until boil water notice is rescinded, which will occur no sooner than Friday afternoon. The food preparation areas in the deli and bakery sections of any grocery stores within the affected area will also be shut down. “Those establishments whose primary function is not food preparation such as nursing homes and day care centers will remain open as long as they provide their clients with prepackaged-packaged foods and only use water that is safe for consumption such as bottled water for drinking,” the statement said. For more information on food establishment closures, call Consumer Health at 817-392-7255. NBCDFW.COM