Boil water advisory in Dallas County over

Published 1:45 pm Friday, June 21, 2024

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The Dallas County Water and Sewer Authority lifted its boil water advisory for its residents experiencing low to no pressure at all in the Selmont area on Friday.

Officials said the first leak was discovered Sunday night caused by a damaged fire hydrant. The resulting water pressure loss, followed by sudden pressure changes probably caused more leaks. Officials projected that 36 million gallons of water were leaked. 

Water samples were taken and tested for impurities and bacteria, and everything came back clear.

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On Wednesday, Dallas County Water & Sewer Authority distributed bottled water to citizens in the affected areas of low water pressure or temporary turn-off due to water issues on the South side of the County.

A few residents in the Selmont Community called The Selma Times-Journal earlier this week and said they have not received water since 5 p.m. Sunday.

Residents were advised not to drink water without boiling it first and also use it to brush teeth, wash dishes, and cook food until tests came back clear.