Environment

Houston Issues Boil Water Notice After Power Outage and HISD Closes Monday [UPDATED]

Get ready to boil till further notice.
Get ready to boil till further notice. Photo by Margaret Downing

Thanks to a power outage at the East Water Purification Plant about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the city of Houston Public Works Department has issued a boil water notice.

Water pressure dropped below the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality's required minimum so  20 PSI during the outage.

Residents are advised:

*Do not drink the water without boiling it first.
*Bring all water to a boil for at least two minutes.
*Let it cool before using.
*Individuals without power to boil water are advised to use bottled water for consumption.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact 311 or email [email protected]

The public water system will send a notice to customers when the boil water notice is over.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement that he has offered Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner technical assistance from state offices that the city may need to deal with the problem.

Update 9:29 p.m.: Houston ISD has announced that all HISD schools, offices and facilities will be closed Monday because of the boil water notice.

Update  6:40 a.m. 11-28-22: The city of Houston added this statement:

NEW INFORMATION
The following wholesale customers that receive water from the City of Houston's main system should follow guidance from their jurisdiction to determine if they should adhere to the boil water notice.

Anheuser-Busch
Baybrook MUD 1
Central Harris County Regional Authority
Chimney Hill MUD
City of Bellaire
City of Bunker Hill Village
City of Friendswood
City of Galena Park
City of Hillshire Village
City of Humble
City of Jacinto City
City of Jersey Village
City of Pasadena - East Plant
City of Pearland
City of South Houston
City of Southside Place
City of Spring Valley
City of Webster
City of West University
Clear Brook City MUD
Clear Lake City Water Authority
CyChamp via North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA)
Greenwood Utility District
Gulf Coast Water Authority (Galveston)
HCMUD 182
HCMUD 278
HCMUD 344
HCMUD 400
HCMUD 412
HCMUD 422
HCMUD 49
HCMUD 537
HCMUD 148
HCMUD 158
HCMUD 220
HCMUD 23
HCMUD 261 & Winfern Forest Utility District
HCMUD 372
HCMUD 402
HCMUD 403
HCMUD 406
HCMUD 420
HCMUD 421
HCMUD 461
HCMUD 5
HCMUD 55
HCMUD 6
HCMUD 8
HCMUD 96
HCWCID 89
HCWCID 96
HCWCID - Fondren Road
La Porte Water Authority
Memorial Villages Water Authority
Montgomery County MUD 98
Municipal Operations, LLC Swae Gardens
*North Channel Water Authority
North Fort Bend County Water Authority
North Harris County Regional Water Authority
Pine Village PUD
Regional Water Adv. Comm. (RWAC)
Rolling Fork Public Utility District
Sunbelt Fresh Water Supply District
Sunbelt Fresh Water Supply District -Northline
Sunbelt Fresh Water Supply District -Oakwilde
West Harris County Regional Water Authority
West Harris County MUD 16
Windfern Forest Utility District
147th T A N G
Acorn Village Mobile Home Park
TPC Group Houston Plant
Center Point Energy Control Data CTR
MD Anderson Cancer Center Knight/Alkek
Rice University
Tasfield Subdivision
Mount Houston MUD
Sequoia Improvement District
Memorial City Medical Center
North Green MUD
Bissonnet MUD
Brittmoore Utility
Greens Parkway MUD
Harris County MUD 118
Harris County MUD 122
Harris County MUD 191
Harris County MUD 25
Harris County MUD 400 West
Kings Manor MUD
Montgomery County MUD 83
Sage Meadow Utility District
Sun Coast Resources
Sunbelt FWSD Heatherglen Subdivision
Sunbelt FWSD High Meadows Subdivision
Sunbelt FWSD Woodland Oaks Subdivision
West Harris County MUD 6

And HCC announced its facilities are closed but classes will be offered online. 
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