Water Service Restored in Kemp

Boil water notice issued for Kemp residents

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The water is back on in Kemp, much to pleasure of residents. (Published Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011)

    Kemp Mayor Donald Kile says water pressure in the city has been restored.

    Kile said repairs were completed Monday night and water service was restored at about 5:30 p.m. with the first customers receiving water around 8:30 p.m.

    Water Restored in Kemp

    [DFW] Water Restored in Kemp
    The water is back on in Kemp, much to pleasure of residents. (Published Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011)

    Service was not restored fast enough to aid firefighters battling a housefire in the town Monday night.  Firefighters relied on a portable tank to battle the fire.

    A boil water notice expired Friday.

    Town Without Water Battles Fire

    [DFW] Town Without Water Battles Fire
    Fire crews used a portable tank and the help of neighboring fire departments to battle a house fire in Kemp. (Published Monday, Aug 8, 2011)

    Even with service restored, the city is under Stage 5 water restrictions meaning that residents must use water sparingly and they are forbidden to water their yards.

    Anyone caught violating the water restrictions will lose service.

    Town of Kemp Hands Out Water

    [DFW] Town of Kemp Hands Out Water
    Kemp is handing out bottled water, and providing non-potable water to residents for flushing toilets and other chores, after the city shut off water service to repair pipes and recharge the water towers. (Published Monday, Aug 8, 2011)

    Water had been cut off in the town since Sunday.