TEMPLE (July 10, 2012)--The City of Temple lifted a boil water notice on Tuesday that was issued for residents and businesses in Temple and surrounding areas.
A power outage at the city's water treatment plant on Sunday meant they could not treat the water, resulting in the implementation of mandatory water restrictions and ordering of all businesses and commercial operations in the city to close.
On Monday, the City of Temple’s water system has recovered from losing power over the weekend and the city returned to stage 1 voluntary water conservation efforts from stage 3.
Stage 1 voluntary water conservation efforts include: voluntarily limiting irrigation of landscaped areas to two days per week, watering between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. or in the evening from 8 p.m. until midnight, and for residents to voluntarily water on the days specified by the city.
While the city remains at stage 1 water conservation efforts, water is now safe to consume without boiling, a city spokesperson said.
“Water test results have indicated no contaminants exist in the system's water and it is safe for human consumption. The test results have also indicated there is no need for flushing systems,” the city said.
For more information, call the City of Temple at (254) 298-5561.