BREAKING NEWS: Troup lifts boil water notice

by By Cristin Parker

Officials with the city of Troup have announced the recent citywide boil water notice has been rescinded as of today, Thursday, Dec. 13.

“All Troup water is safe for all uses,” a post, shared on the city’s Facebook page at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, states. “Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”

The boil water notice was issued late Monday, Dec. 10, after a major water line running beneath North Railroad Street was found to have an 8-foot split in the cast iron main.

“That part of our infrastructure is pretty old,” Troup Public Works Director John Phillips said earlier this week of the reasons the pipe busted.

The leak was reported at about 4:20 p.m. Monday via a cell phone call from an individual who reportedly was “driving along North Railroad Street near West Bradford when he said water suddenly began bubbling up in and along the sides of the street,” according to the city’s Facebook page. Troup Public Works crews were immediately dispatched to inspect the area, once the report of the leak was received.

Public Works crews spent most of Monday night repairing the break and then flushed the city’s water system repeatedly throughout Tuesday. Water samples were sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Wednesday.