City employees working to fix a ruptured water main on Northeast 6th Street and Pecan Avenue Wednesday morning.  The break has caused a drop in water pressure in the city, requiring officials to issue a notice alerting people to boil water before consumption.

The City of Dumas issued a boil notice early Wednesday morning as a Facebook post stating that residents should boil all water derived from the city water system before drinking it or using it for washing hands/face, brushing teeth, cooking, and other similar things.

According to the post and a subsequent update, the notice was required by  the Texas Commission on Water Quality after a water main broke on Pecan Avenue and Northeast 6th Street yesterday, causing water pressure to drop across the city below 20 PSI.  It was not required because of any contamination detected in the water.

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