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Boil Notice For Canyon Lake Area Rescinded

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UPDATE: The boil notice for several neighborhoods served by the Canyon Lake Water Service Company was rescinded at about 2:30 p.m. today.

According to the water service company's website, corrective actions have taken place to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels and bacteriological quality. Samples were taken for testing and provided to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Test results indicate water is free of indicator organisms, coliform and e-coli; boiling water is no longer needed. 

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Several neighborhoods served by the Canyon Lake Water Service Company are under a boil-water notice today after a section of pipe was washed out by the Guadalupe River flooding over River Road.

"And it was under water for so long that we don't know if anything got into the pipe," says Larry Bittle, director of operations. He went on to say water company representatives knocked on the doors of 158 customers Wednesday to let them know about the boil water notice, while crews repaired the line.

"We disinfected the line using chlorine and flushed the line out. And we collected bacteriological samples and took those to the lab. It normally takes them 24 hours to process the sample and give us the results," Bittle says.

He expects the test results to come back later today or Friday morning and if no harmful bacteria are found, he says employees will again knock on doors to notify customers when the boil water notice is rescinded.

The notice affects the neighborhoods at Little Ponderosa, Pleasant View Estates, Scenic River, Sattler Estates and Lazy L& L campgrounds.