City lifts boil water notice for east Houston neighborhood

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Anna Bauman, Staff writer May 4, 2021Updated: May 4, 2021 8:38 a.m. Julian Gill Residents in an east Houston neighborhood no longer have to boil water for drinking or cooking after city officials on Tuesday lifted a boil water notice triggered by a water main break.  Water pressure has been restored to […]

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Residents in an east Houston neighborhood no longer have to boil water for drinking or cooking after city officials on Tuesday lifted a boil water notice triggered by a water main break. 

Water pressure has been restored to households in the Northshore-area neighborhood, according to Houston Public Works.  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality confirmed that the neighborhood’s tap water meets regulatory standards and is safe to drink.

The boil water notice was issued Friday after heavy rainfall delayed repairs to the broken water main near the intersection of Uvalde Road and Interstate 10, public works officials said. 

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Public works, Harris County Precinct 2 and Galena Park ISD distributed bottled water to the impacted neighborhood on Monday. 

Before using water, residents should flush their water system by running cold water for at least a minute, cleaning automatic ice makers and running water softeners through a regeneration cycle, according to public works officials. 

 

 

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