Houston –Due to the ongoing arctic storm across the state of Texas, Harris County is issuing a boil water notice
for residents living in various areas. There have been multiple power and water outages, which could lead to possible
contamination of water. Under the provisions of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), we are
notifying the following areas that you need to boil your water prior to consumption due to possible contamination.
Boil Water Notice Areas
1. City of Baytown
2. Harris County FWSD 1A
3. Harris County FWSD 1B
4. Harris County FWSD 45
5. NW Harris County MUD 19
6. Harris County FWSD 27
7. Country Terrace
8. Harris County WCID 1
9. Lake MUD
10. Harris County 213A
11. Spring Meadows MUD
12. Cedar Bayou Park
13. Terranova West MUD
14. Louetta Road UD
15. Tattor Road MUD
16. Harris County MUD 189
17. North Forest MUD
18. Oakmont PUD
19. P and B Water
20. Brandywine Pines
21. Brandywine Oaks
22. 2920 West Subdivision
23. Southwest Harris County Mud 1
24. Harris County WCID Fondren Rd
25. Harris County MUD 565
26. City of Tomball
27. Hunter Place Water System
28. Mount Houston Square
29. Harris County MUD 50
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, mixing baby formula, cooking,
and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use.
HCPH is the local public health agency for the Harris County, Texas jurisdiction. It provides a wide variety of public health activities and services aimed at
improving the health and well-being of the Harris County community.
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Disinfect water used for drinking (including for your pets), cooking, brushing teeth, rinsing contact lenses,
shaving and making ice. Use one of the following methods:
§ Boiling. Boil water for two (2) minutes after it reaches a full rolling boil.
§ Chlorine Bleach. Use only unscented liquid chlorine bleach. If water is
clear, add 2 drops of bleach per quart of water (8 drops per gallon). If water
is cloudy, add 4 drops of bleach per quart of water (16 drops per gallon).
Mix well and let stand 30 minutes before using.
§ Purification Tablets. These are available at drug stores or camping outlets.
Follow the directions on the package. If tablets are over a year old, replace
them or throw them away.
§ Bottled water. Use only water from bottles that have a sealed top.
Continue disinfecting the water until you are notified the water is safe again! When it is no longer necessary
to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to
discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please call (713) 274-6300. Continue to visit ReadyHarris.org
and hcphtx.org for ongoing updates and information.