BELTON, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: At 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, the Waco Regional Water Quality Lab reported that of the WCID 1 samples submitted, all were coliform negative.
The loss of pressure and flow for a sustained period can create an opportunity for bacteriological contamination. The schedule for lifting a boil order is unique to each entity based on the timing of sample test results. All samples have to test clear of total coliform before a boil order can be rescinded.
This comes after WCID 1 is back to full treatment and delivery capacity, as of Tuesday morning.
The Stage 1 drought restrictions enacted in April by the Brazos River Authority, which seek a voluntary reduction of five percent due to lower-than-normal lake levels and a severe drought projection, are still in effect.
For questions related to the status of the WCID 1 water treatment system, you can contact Bell County WCID 1 General Manager Ricky Garrett at 254-501-9243.