FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHCRWA Boil Water Notice Update

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 – 7 p.m.

As of Sunday evening, the WHCRWA boil water notice remains in effect, and it is anticipated that the WHCRWA will be permitted to lift this notice in an estimated 24 hours.

The WHCRWA is aware that the City of Houston was permitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to lift its boil water notice this afternoon. The WHCRWA Operations Team is currently completing the appropriate TCEQ-mandated water quality testing and reporting necessary to allow the WHCRWA boil water notice to be lifted.

The current WHCRWA boil water notice only applies to the utility districts who are physically connected to the WHCRWA’s system. The WHCRWA boil water notice was issued on Wednesday, Feb. 17, as a result of the City of Houston’s issuance of a boil water notice. The WHCRWA receives its surface water supply directly from the City of Houston.

The WHCRWA is currently in communication with our utility district operators regarding next steps, and the WHCRWA Pump Station remains monitored 24 hours a day.

Once the WHCRWA is permitted by the TCEQ to lift its boil water notice, updates will be made available on the WHCRWA website, through WHCRWA social media, and through eblasts to our subscribers. More information will be provided as it is available.

About the West Harris County Regional Water Authority

The WHCRWA was established in 2001 to supply surface water to the western region of Harris County. The WHCRWA service area includes approximately 120 municipal water providers within the boundaries of the WHCRWA and seven located outside of the WHCRWA boundaries. As mandated by the Texas legislature, the WHCRWA has several objectives:

  • To acquire and provide a reliable supply of surface water.
  • To conserve, preserve, protect, and recharge groundwater resources.
  • To facilitate compliance with subsidence district requirements.
  • To encourage water conservation.

For more information about the WHCRWA, visit www.whcrwa.com.


CONTACT: Leslie Hollaway, Public Information Officer
West Harris County Regional Water Authority
Cell: 409-789-9993
info@surfacewatersupplyproject.com

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