UPDATE (11:05 A.M.) – The city of Kilgore rescinded its boil water notice that was issued back on December 30 due to an equipment failure.

On its Facebook page, the city thanked the water crews “ho have worked tirelessly the past 4 days repairing the system, flushing lines and taking water samples necessary to get us back in compliance.”

KILGORE, Texas (KETK) – The city of Kilgore is currently under a boil water notice due to a failure in their chemical feed equipment.

According to the city, the equipment has been repaired and crews are flushing the system to increase the disinfectant residual. They anticipate the boil water advisory to be in place for 72 to 96 hours.

All customers should boil their water prior to consumption (washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.).

“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.”

Public water system officials will notify customers once the water is again safe.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Clayton R. Evers, P.E., Director of Public Works, at 903-988-4118 or clay.evers@cityofkilgore.com.