The City of Belton is advising some citizens to boil their tap water as a safety precaution after repairs to a line caused a disruption of service Monday.

City spokesperson Paul Romer issued the following media release Monday afternoon:

A boil water notice is in effect for the area of Belton east of I-35, between Nolan Creek and the Leon River. The repair of a broken 8-inch water line located in the 200 block of the N. I-35 frontage road required a temporary disruption in water service to the area.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires the Belton water system, City of Belton PWS No. TX140002, to notify customers of the need to boil water prior to consumption. The affected area is contained within Belton east of IH-35, north of Nolan Creek and south of the Leon River.

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, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, water system officials notify the public that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice and/or on the City’s website at

If you have questions concerning this matter, please contact City of Belton Public Works Department at (254) 933-5823.

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