Due to the winter weather and major power outages throughout the area, the City of Commerce water system has experienced reduced system pressure. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Commerce public water system to publish a notice to customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.
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 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 human consumption purposes.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
The City will work to keep you informed as conditions improve. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we endure this weather together.