UPDATE: Boil water notice lifted for area in northwest Harris County after water main break

Boil water notice
Boil water notice

HOUSTONFriday Update: The boil water notice that was issued Wednesday for some people in northwest Harris County due to a water main break, has been lifted Friday evening, officials announced in a news release.

“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 requries boiling prior to use as of today,” officials wrote.

If you have questions or concerns, you can call the 24-hour customer service line at (281) 398-8211.

Original Story:

A boil water notice has been put in effect for some people in northwest Harris County due to a water main break.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required that the Harris County MUD 434 public water system announce that it had been put under a boil water notice.

According to a news release, everyone who falls under that district should boil water used for everything from brushing your teeth to drinking and cooking to ensure that all harmful bacteria and other microbes are killed.

People are advised to bring water to a “vigorous rolling boil” and then let it boil for 2 minutes before use. People can also use bottled water until the notice is lifted.

According to the release, children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria and everyone should follow the instructions until the public water system rescinds the notice.

Anyone with questions concerning the matter can contact Inframark’s -- the operator for the Harris County MUD 434 water system -- 24-hour customer service line at 281-398-8211.

Harris County MUD 434 (Google Maps)

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