To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other 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, customers may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
Improvements made Tuesday include the installation of a fill valve that will control the water level of the elevated storage tower and replacing several aging valves along the main service line.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
Morton Valley Water Supply Corporation (MVWSC) supplies water to about 250 residential meters in Eastland County all located just outside the city limits (north and northwest) of Ranger and Eastland, mostly along Hwy 112 and Hwy 101 and the surrounding area.
A map of the area can be found at the MVWSC located in Eastland, at 108 South Connollee Street.