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Sherman water boil order ends

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The location of the water main break in Sherman that led to a boil water order. (KTEN) The location of the water main break in Sherman that led to a boil water order. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- The City of Sherman has terminated the boil water order which had been in effect for much of the city since a major water main break on Thursday.

In a public notice published late Saturday morning, the city said it has complied with all the regulations mandated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

"The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of December 29, 2018," the statement read.

The boil water notice had been in effect for residents of south and east Sherman, where the water supply originates from underground sources.

"Some customers lost pressure entirely; some customers just had a slight depressurization," explained city spokesman Nate Strauch. "We went ahead and did -- per the state's rules -- issue that boil order, which covers that entire zone, so this is several thousand houses across a good portion of the south and the east portion of the city."

Tyson Foods, the city's largest employer, said it canceled B-shift production on Friday night and A-shift production on Saturday as a result of the water issues.

The pipe failure was located near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Austin Street.

Call the city at 903-892-7210 if you have any questions.

KTEN reporter Chris Stum and editor Walt Zwirko contributed to this story.

A map of the impacted area follows:

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