CITY OF HOOKS, TX (KSLA) - The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has mandated a water boil advisory after a water main break. Those with weakened immune systems, seniors and children may be especially affected by the harmful bacteria.
TIPS FOR BOILING WATER
It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:
Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another or by adding a pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled).