UPDATE: Boil order rescinded in Olney, water now safe to drink

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OLNEY (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE: Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

The City of Olney has rescinded the boil order issued on Tuesday, September 22 indicating water from the city’s public water system no longer requires boiling prior to drinking.

The original boil order was given due to a loss of pressure and interruption in water service as a result of a break in a 12-inch water main line.

The City of Olney repaired the break, restored adequate pressure and disinfectant levels, and performed bacteriological testing of the water from multiple points.

Testing indicated that no pathogens were present and that water from the City of Olney no longer needs to be boiled.

If you have any questions, you’re encouraged to contact the City of Olney or K.C. Blassingame at (940) 564-2102.

Please see the new press release from the City of Olney below:


The City of Olney is issuing a boil water notice for all utility customers of the city until further notice.

The order is issued due to a break in a 12-inch main water line on North Avenue G in Olney that caused low pressure and disrupted water service to all customers Tuesday morning.

Water service was restored as of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the water system for the city of Olney to notify customers of their 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 City and its water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Olney City Hall at (940) 564-2102.

Please find the full press release from the City of Olney below:

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