Houston lifts Boil Water Notice

This list of Boil Water notices is from F0X 26 and is being updated when new information becomes available. Click here or below to get the full list.

HOUSTON - As a result of the winter weather moving across the Houston area, some cities and municipalities are issuing boil water notices.

Here are the latest notices that have been issued.

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Here are some important tips on how to boil and disinfect water to drink and use.

BOILING WATER

You should bring tap water to a rolling boil for one to two minutes. Then, let the water cool until you can pour it into a clean container.

Even if your tap water is filtered, you should boil it. Most household water filters do not remove bacteria.

DISINFECTING WATER

In case you aren’t able to boil your water, there are ways to disinfect it.

If the water is clear take the following steps:

  • Add 1/8 teaspoon of unscented bleach to 1 gallon of water
  • Mix well and wait 30 minutes before drinking
  • Store disinfected water in a clean container with a cover.

If the water is cloudy take the following steps:

  • Filter water using a clean cloth
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of unscented bleach to 1 gallon of water
  • Mix well and wait 30 minutes before drinking

PREPARING AND COOKING FOOD

Make sure to wash your fruits and vegetables and cooking surfaces with bottled or boiled water that has cooled. If you are going to drink coffee, tea or any other drinks that need water make sure you use boiled water.

Your pets also need clean water! So make sure to serve them boiled water that has cooled or bottled water.

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