Update (Oct. 12, 3:50 p.m.)

Officials with the city of Fritch announced that the boil water notice for Vinson Development, Sanford Estates, Sage Mesa, Ponderosa and Fritch Estates has been rescinded as of Tuesday.

“The City of Fritch public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed and used for drinking water or human consumption purposes in the affected areas,” according to the rescinded boil water notice, posted on the city’s Facebook page, “and has provided the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use on 10/11/2022.”

If residents have questions about the notice, they are asked to contact Brent Sheets at 806-857-3143 or visit City Hall, located at 104 N. Robey in Fritch.

Update (Oct. 10, 12:30 p.m.)

Officials with the city of Fritch published an update on social media regarding the boil water notice put in place on Thursday.

After submitted water samples were not tested on Friday afternoon, according to officials, the city submitted new samples on Monday morning to a lab in Amarillo. Officials noted that they expect the new samples to have results on Tuesday morning.

City of Fritch officials reported that the boil water notice will be lifted “the moment we are authorized to do so.” Further, they noted that the notice was voluntarily done by the city as a precautionary measure.

Update (5:55 p.m.)

Officials with the city of Fritch announced Thursday afternoon that a boil water notice has been issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for customers in the following locations due to well problems and low pressure:

  • Vinson Development;
  • Sanford Estates;
  • Sage Mesa;
  • Ponderosa;
  • Fritch Estates.

According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, customers living on those areas are asked to “boil their water prior to consumption.” This includes washing of the hands or face, brushing teeth and drinking. This is to “ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes.

Officials said in the post that the water should be brought to “a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.”

“In lieu of boiling, individuals that are living within the affected areas may pick up bottled water free of charge at the Fritch Volunteer Fire Department starting Friday morning,” the post read.

Officials with the city of Fritch’s public water system will notify customers when the water is safe for drinking and human consumption. When the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the city’s public water system will issue a notice, rescinding the boil water notice.

Original Story:

FRITCH, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the city of Fritch are asking certain residents in the area who are on the “old Brinson water system,” to conserve water usage over the next few hours.

According to a post to the city of Fritch’s Facebook page, the city of Fritch is asking for residents of the areas of Lake Meredith Harbor, Vinson Development, Sanford Estates and Sage Mesa Areas to conserve water usage for the next few hours, citing mechanical issues at the well field.

Officials said tank levels “remain sufficient to keep the system pressurized and usable.” However, they stressed in the post to keep the system sufficient, they are asking individuals to limit their respective water usage until electricity can be restored. They emphasized that no boil water notice is being issued at this time.

“We are working this issue with urgency,” the post read.

Updates will be posted to the city’s Facebook page as they become available, the post read.