Houston boil water notice | khou.com


The City of Houston has issued a boiling water alert for its main water system due to a drop in water pressure at one of its treatment plants.

HOUSTON – A boiling water alert has been issued for the City of Houston’s main water system.

Houston Public Works issued the notice on Sunday. City officials said they expect it to be lifted on Tuesday. The city said it will inform customers when the water is safe to consume without boiling.


The boiling water notice is in effect for the entire city and West University residents living on Law Street.

The city said water pressure at the East Water Purification Plant (2342 Federal Road) dropped below the state-required minimum of 20 psi during a power outage at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

As a result of the boiling water message, the public is advised to:

  • Do not drink the water without boiling it first
  • Bring all the water to a boil for at least two minutes
  • Let it cool down before using

Those who are unable to boil water are advised to use bottled water for consumption. Children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria that can be in the water.

Yvonne Williams Forrest, director of Houston Water, spoke to KHOU 11 News about the announcement.

When Governor Greg Abbott heard about the boiling water message, he directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to help.

“The state of Texas is responding immediately and supporting Houston as they work to get safe water back online,” Abbott said. “We have been in touch with Mayor Turner to provide the state’s full support, and we are currently working to fulfill the city’s request for assistance with a rapid turnaround of water sample results. I thank TDEM and TCEQ for respond quickly to the emergency address We are urging those affected by the boiling water message to follow guidance from local officials and take appropriate precautions when boiling and using water.Together, we will ensure that our fellow Texans are supported as the city’s water supply returns.”

If you have any questions, call 311 or email [email protected]

Here’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about reports of boiling water.

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