Complaints of strange-smelling water across Houston area after boil water notice lifted
HOUSTON – Roughly a week after the cold weather first arrived in Houston, the water service is back but some people are reporting a different smell. “The water, when it comes out, just has a funny smell almost like metal,” Lindsey Rockoff said over the phone. The Houston resident said she first noticed the smell a few days ago, after the boil water notice was lifted, even though she doesn’t have metal pipes at home. Another man emailed KPRC 2 and wrote, “my water smells fishy,” while some social media posts described the smell like bleach. People can contact Houston 311 by phone at 713-837-0311, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through houstontx.gov/311As a safety note, Haddock said water employees will not come into your home.
Lake Jackson residents asked to conserve water usage as ‘Boil water’ notice remains
HOUSTON – The city of Lake Jackson said the ‘Boil water’ notice could remain in place for another two weeks following the discovery of a potentially deadly amoeba in the water system. “We’re trying to get out of our boil water notice,” said city manager Modesto Mundo. To complete the latest process, Mundo is asking water customers to conserve. “We need the cooperation of everybody in our community and our businesses to lower the water usage as much as possible for outside water usage,” he said. The boil water notice impacts thousands of customers, including Sandra Crumrine.
‘Wine is flowing freely’: Restaurants, bars adapt as citywide boil water notice stays in effect
HOUSTON – Houston bars and restaurants are taking steps to stay open amid a mandatory boil water notice. Kingwood and Clear Lake are excluded from the boil water notice. The state requires cities to issue boil water notices when the water pressure drops and harmful bacteria and microbes can form, which is the case in Houston. D’Amico’s Italian Market Café in Rice Village ran out of bottled water Friday night, said owner Brina D’Amico. Starbucks in Rice Village is only serving bottled water and pre-packaged food items.