Turner says maintaining water pressure in Houston ‘becoming increasingly difficult’

HOUSTON – The water system in Houston on Tuesday is operating in emergency mode and officials are urging people to use water sparingly.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a tweet that “it is becoming increasingly difficult” to maintain water pressure.

He said people should not run their water to prevent frozen pipes and they should turn off their water if the pipes have burst.

The Houston Public Works Department said in a tweet that people should only use water for “health & safety reasons.”

Click here to get a list of the latest boil water notices.

About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.