The notice is currently in effect for Houston, Bellaire and a section of West University Place until Tuesday, according to the Tribune. At least for school districts have canceled classes in response.
The crisis began Sunday morning when a power outage at Houston’s East Water Purification Plant caused pressure to dip below state safety requirements. City officials didn’t issue a boil water notice until hours later, resulting in outrage on social media.
The City of Houston waited til damn near 10 pm to tell us we been on a boil water notice.. I been cooking and cleaning all day.. I done already poisoned myself.— Unmarried ham hock with eyes (@whitney_like) November 28, 2022
grateful we still have twitter tonight so houston can complain ❤️together❤️ about the boil water notice we didn't know about all day — Jen Rice (@jen_rice_) November 28, 2022
However, in public statements, Houston officials said the city's water supply remains safe. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's office tweeted that the notice was issued due to state regulatory guidelines, a sentient echoed by Yvonne Williams Forrest, the city's water director.
Houston is a wild place smh. Why wouldn't you inform the residents that they have to boil the water?! Like come on— Wildflower (@wyldflowerchile) November 28, 2022
“Our system maintained pressure. We never lost pressure fully,” Forrest told KHOU-TV. “So there was never an opportunity for anything to enter our system. They just fell below the regulatory requirements."Coming soon: SA Current Daily newsletter. We’ll send you a handful of interesting San Antonio stories every morning. Subscribe now to not miss a thing.
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