UPDATE: Rusk rescinds boil water notice

by City of Rusk

UPDATED at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023

Rusk officials have rescinded a boil water notice posted on Friday

According to an update posted March 18, "It is no longer necessary to boil drinking water. See the complete notice at www.rusktx.org or the City's Facebook page."


Effective 10:15 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2023

Due to a water main break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Rusk, PWS# 0370003 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

This notice is for the City of Rusk except for these customers – East of Cherokee Animal Clinic (665 E Johnson Drive). Including the following streets: East Johnson Drive, Bagley, Gambrell, Nelson, Marshall, King, Sherman, Parrish, Academy, Pine, Crystal Ave., Julie Circle, Fire Tower, Twisted Oaks, Briar bend, Tower Drive, Fairview, White, Daniels, Euclid North of Golfcrest, Golfcrest, Birmingham Forest, and County Road 1201. Customers on Highway 84 W west of loop 343. All customers off Loop 343 N and FM 2972 and HWY 69N. Customers on Highway 69S of Nottingham Street.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Thomas Thompson Utilities Director at 903-683-2321 or City Hall at 903-683-2213. If a customer wishes to contact the TCEQ, they may call 512-239-4691.