Boil water notice for part of Harris Co.

April 23, 2009 7:45:04 PM PDT
The Southwest Water Company has issued a boil water notice for an area of Harris County.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The notice reads:

"In the afternoon of April 22, 2009, a contractor laying a 48 inch water line, bored through the Harris County MUD 304 water line shortly after it left the water facility. Once this line was ruptured, the water system lost pressure until the problem could be valved off and a connection between a neighboring district opened.

"As a precaution, Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 304 is issuing the following Boil Water Notice to all of their residence until the pressure has been restored and the water tested to confirm that no contamination of the system has occurred.

"The area affected by this Boil Water Notice is located north of the Sam Houston Toll Road, west of Veteran's Memorial and south of FM 1960.

"This notice only affects residents in Harris County MUD 304 which includes the subdivisions of Silverglen, Silverglen Estates and Silverglen North.

"Due to conditions which have occurred recently in our water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system to notify all customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

"To insure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

"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 questions regarding this matter you may contact the Operations Company for your District at 713-405-1750 or 877-405-1750."

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