Midland, Texas/January 5, 2023-On Monday, January 2nd 2023 a contractor working off of Highway 158 near Grasslands ruptured a waterline causing disruption of one of the City of Midland’s water sources. Later Monday evening, mechanical and Operator issues developed at the Midland Water Plant causing further disruptions.
(Carl Craigo, P.E., Director of Utilites, City of Midland, Texas)
The water is lake water and unclean for drinking, therefore the need for the boil water noticed issued by the City of Midland.
(Patrick Payton, Mayor-City of Midland, Texas)
Dr. Whitney Craig of the Midland Health Department said that water for food and drinks need to be boiled. Restaurants and business that utilize water in their business activities need to close.
(Dr. Whitney Craig, Midland Health Department, Midland, Texas)
The City of Midland will have four water distribution sites: Martin Luther King Center, First Baptist Church, The Chaps Center at Midland College and Stonegate Fellowship. Follow social media for updates on these distribution centers when they become available.
For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera