City of Denton Issues Boil Water Notice for Residents Near UNT

DENTON  (WBAP/KLIF News) – Some Denton residents are still under a boil water notice Friday.

The City of Denton issued the notice Thursday afternoon after staff at the University of North Texas notified the city of something strange about the water.

“We had a cross connection in our water system. In this case, a source of non-potable water was connected to our water potable water system. This connection did not take place by our city staff,” said the city’s Ryan Adams.

The cross connection stemmed from a storm water pond and the city’s public supply.

“In those cases, there is always a potential, even it its remote, for slight contamination of our public water system. In an abundance of caution, we issued a boil water notice and immediately isolated this area of our system and started flushing our system,” said Adams.

The notice affects residents south of I-35, north of Highland Park Road, west of Kendolph Drive and east of Western Boulevard.

The city said it plans to issue and update this afternoon. Officials are asking affected residents to check the city’s website and social media pages for information.

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