Boil Water Notice! February 17th
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Boil Water Notice
Fort Bend County MUD 41
February 17, 2021
The North Fort Bend Water Authority (the “Authority”), who receives surface water from the City of Houston and supplies surface water to Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 41 (the “District”), has issued a boil water notice requiring the District to notify all of the District’s customers to boil their water prior to consumption.
The notice from the Authority is reproduced below:
Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems
Due to reduced distribution system pressure resulting from the inability of the City of Houston to supply water to the North Fort Bend Water Authority (the “Authority”), TX0790511, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the wholesale customers of the Authority to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Inframark, the operator for the North Fort Bend Water Authority, at our 24-hour Customer Service Line (281) 398-8211.