With its water supply suddenly reduced by about half, the city of West University told residents today (Wednesday, Feb. 17) that they need to conserve or face a boil-water order.
That means turning off dripping faucets and turning off water to a home where there are leaking pipes — as well as avoiding the use of clothes washers, dishwashers and irrigation systems. Anyone with difficulty turning off water to their home should contact the city’s non-emergency number, 713-668-0330, for assistance.
In its announcement, the city explained that the city of Houston cut off its water service to West U early this morning — which provides about 50-60 percent of West U’s water supply — leaving the city fully dependent on well water.
“…At this time our system’s water pressure is okay and above the minimum water pressure to use without boiling,” West U’s announcement read. “That could change based upon residents water usage, and West U may be required to issue a boil water notice.”
Neighboring Bellaire — which also relies on Houston for part of its water supply — issued such a notice Tuesday night, with Houston following suit Wednesday morning.