City of Kerrville remains under boil water notice


Power was the large problem for days, however now it’s the boil order and the dearth of bottled water.

SAN ANTONIO — For many within the San Antonio space, it’s the first time they’ve needed to cope with a boil notice. And it actually prompted issues Wednesday for a number of of companies. 

Even although the roads had been high-quality most of the day, many eating places did not open partially as a result of of the boil order, which affected the way in which they needed to put together meals or serve drinks.

Thursday morning, Kerrville seems to be prefer it often does within the early morning. All companies have their lights again on. That’s the primary time we have seen that since KENS 5 arrived to the Hill Country on Monday. 

According to the Kerrville Public Utility Board website, lower than one p.c of Kerrville remains to be with out energy. Tuesday, that quantity was over 76 p.c. So energy was the large problem for days, however now it’s the boil order and the dearth of bottled water, which was briefly provide yesterday.

Before getting energy again, many had been asking, how can we boil water with out energy? Here are a number of concepts from SAWS:

  • Other strategies of boiling may embrace camp stoves, fish fryers and BBQ pits, grills of course all exterior
  • Disinfect utilizing 1/8 of a teaspoon of family bleach per gallon of water. Shake it or combine it, and let it sit for half-hour earlier than consuming
  • If you have got a correctly working RO or UV system filtering your water, no have to boil

Most of Kerrville is prepared for this to be over, however this man is a trooper: Rick Matheson from McCoy’s Building Supply informed us, “I’m from Minnesota so I can handle it a little bit better than a lot of people. My wife is having a little bit of a problem. She is a freeze bunny. My daughter is taking it like a trooper. She’s got horses and she has to haul water for them and everything and she’s taking it like a trooper. She says, ‘I’m better off than a lot of people are.’”

We are nonetheless under a Winter Storm Warning Thursday, anticipating a number of inches of snow. Everyone is holding their breath, hoping the sub-freezing temperatures planning to stay round for the subsequent 36 hours do not trigger any extra issues, together with knocking out energy once more.

Here’s a take a look at the snow at 9 a.m. Thursday in Kerrville: