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Boil water advisory ends for residents of North and West Fort Worth

Boil water advisory ends for residents of North and West Fort Worth

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It's now safe to drink the water in north Fort Worth. Photo by Peter Dazely/Getty Images

UPDATE 2-21-2021: The boil advisory for West Fort Worth has been lifted as of 11:30 am Sunday, February 21, the city announced. In a Facebook post, Fort Worth Water says, "This notice applies only to City of Fort Worth customers. Customers in Aledo, Westover Hills and White Settlement must get with their water provider. Each of these cities will have to get individual clearance from TCEQ to lift the boil water requirement."

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The boil water advisory for north Fort Worth has been lifted as of 11:45 am Friday, February 19, the city announced. West Fort Worth must continue to boil.

A notice on the City of Fort Worth website says:

On Feb. 15 and Feb. 16, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Fort Worth public water system, PWS ID 2200012, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of February 19, 2021.

Questions can be directed to the Water Customer Service Call Center at 817-392-4477 or MyWaterAccount@FortWorthTexas.gov, 200 Texas Street, Fort Worth.

The above information applies to the north Fort Worth area only. Nine cites that buy drinking water from Fort Worth were also included in the boil advisory.

Fort Worth Water says in a February 19 Facebook post, "This notice only applies to Fort Worth Water customers. If you live in a surrounding city, you must seek direction from your utility on when your notice is lifted."

Also, they say, "There is no need to 'flush the lines' or run additional water through your pipes. The water currently in your pipes is safe."

North Fort Worth and surrounding suburbs were among the first areas in DFW to be issued boil water alerts early in the week, as power outages began to take their toll on water treatment plants. Arlington, West Fort Worth, and many other communities followed suit. While north Fort Worth's advisory got lifted Friday, many in the area are still boiling water through the weekend.

The first boil notice issued by the City of Fort Worth on Monday, February 15 was expanded early Tuesday morning to include a total of 212,000 Fort Worth residents. Nine cites that buy drinking water from Fort Worth were also notified. Read each city's status here:

The general area affected is bounded on the west by the City of River Oaks, Lake Worth, and Eagle Mountain Lake. The southern boundary is almost to Northside Drive. The eastern boundary is the city limits.