City Issues Boil Water Notice For Northeast Houston Residents

HOUSTON, TX — The City of Houston has issued a boil water notice for residents in the northeast Houston area, including Humble and Kingwood, then west toward Aldine and Greenspoint.
Houston Public Works is closely monitoring the situation and will have final samples back from the laboratory in the next 24-48 hours.
Subscribe PRECAUTIONARY DRINKING WATER ADVISORY IN NORTH HOUSTON — Houston Public Works (@HoustonPWE) March" class="redactor-linkify-object">… 5, 2018 Due to reduced distribution system pressure and low disinfection residuals, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Houston Main Water System notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption, washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking.
Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
City leaders advise anyone with any questions call 311.
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