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Boil Water Notice for Buildings 2116 and 2118

Posted 8/2/2012   Updated 8/2/2012 Email story   Print story


by TSgt Clifton W. Kirkland
Bioenvironmental Engineering

8/2/2012 - Sheppard AFB TX -- MEMORANDUM FOR EMPLOYEES AND PATRONS OF BLDG 2116 and 2118

149 Hart St Bldg 1200
Sheppard AFB, TX 76311

SUBJECT: Boil Water Notice for Sheppard AFB, Potable Water System (PWS) ID 2430007, Wichita Falls, Texas

1. In accordance with the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Sheppard AFB has been directed to issue a boil water notification effective 2 Aug 12 for the employees and patrons of building 2116 and 2118, Sheppard AFB, TX 76311. This notification is required to inform you that on 1 Aug 2012, a water outage occurred in the building causing a loss of pressure below 20 psi. Defense Support Services conducted the required repairs and have placed it back into service. The Bioenvironmental Engineering Office collected water samples to determine the state of the water quality and future actions (if required). Once these follow up actions are determined the boil water notice will be extended or rescinded in order to maintain the health and safety of the base population. Until this time, please follow the recommendations listed below to ensure your water is safe for consumption.

2. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and 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, a discontinue notice will be issued in the same manner as this notice, i.e. email, base paper, public delivery to key facilities.

3. If you have any questions regarding the drinking water quality, please contact A1C Austin or the undersigned at extension 676-3080.


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