'Flush toilets less,' officials tell west Houston residents

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Things are getting even more complicated for residents impacted by flooding in west Houston.

Tonight, officials urged residents near the West District and Turkey Creek wastewater treatment plants to start conserving wastewater where they can.

That means people should flush the toilet less, take shorter showers, and not run the dishwasher.

This alert affects residents in zip codes:
  • 77024
  • 77041
  • 77043
  • 77055
  • 77077
  • 77079
  • 77080
  • 77094

Houston Water is asking the community to conserve wastewater by minimizing water use in sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers.

The treatment plants remain flooded by up to 8 feet of water, officials said.

The city also wants to remind residents the water remains safe to use, including tap water coming out of the faucet.

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