Flower Mound lifts boil-water order; Springtown's still in effect

The city of Springtown is still under a boil-water order Wednesday, but Flower Mound officials notified residents Wednesday after that its boil order had been rescinded.

The orders to boil water before consuming it were issued Tuesday after a pair of water main breaks in the cities.

The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality required both cities to notify the public to boil water to destroy harmful bacteria and other microbes before they drink, cook or make ice with it.

It should be boiled for two minutes and then cooled before consumption, the notices state.

The Flower Mound notice came after a water line break on Farm Road 3040, the city said. A public works crew flushed the waterlines Monday and Tuesday night to remove any traces of contamination, according to the release.

Testing of the water in Flower Mound began Tuesday morning, the release stated.

The Springtown notice came after a break in a 10-inch water line at an undisclosed location.