News 2 Know: Boil water notice still in effect for east Houston

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Boil water notice issued Friday for east Houston is still in effect

A boil water notice that was issued Friday for east Houston remains in effect as crews work to repair the ruptured main.

Residents and businesses in east Houston have been left with low water pressure or no water at all since Friday due to a water main break.

On Sunday night, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said city crews and an outside contractor are working to repair the line.

“The pipes were put in 1967 and instead of just replacing the valve we are having to replace the line,” Turner wrote in a tweet. “Aging infrastructure. Apologize for the delay.”

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Aaron Barker

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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.