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Houston closes schools Monday as city is under boil water notice 

November 28, 2022

By priyanka

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Is it OK to shower if you have a boil water notice? 

You can continue to use tap water for bathing, showering, washing dishes and clothes during a Boil Water Advisory, as long as you take precautions that no one drinks it. Toddlers and young children are most at risk of accidental ingestion during bathing, so need to be watched carefully.

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Why is Houston under a boil water advisory? 

The main water system for Houston, Texas, has been given a boil water notice after water pressure dropped below minimum water pressure levels following a power outage at one of the system's water purification plants, according to a city press release.

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How long does Houston have to boil water? 

2 minute Bring water to a full rolling boil for 2 minutes. Allow liquid to cool before use.

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Do we need to boil water in Houston? 

Nov. 27, 2022 Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 12:39 a.m. A boil water notice is in effect for the city of Houston, which means that all water consumed by residents and pets should be boiled to kill potential bacteria.

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Is Houston tap water OK to drink? 

The tap water in Houston is safe to drink according to EPA and international standards. It's also very hard and mineral rich and due to this and the chlorine treatment, it may not taste great to everyone.

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How long will Texas have to boil water? 

24 to 48 hour How long will the need to boil water continue? Public notification will be given when a boil water notice or order is lifted. Typically the need to boil water lasts for 24 to 48 hours, but can be longer and may last for several days or more.

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Can you flush the toilet during boil order? 

Q24 - Does a boil water notice affect how I can use my toilets? There is no need to disinfect water used for flushing. Unless a "Do Not Use" notice was issued, or a water conservation notice was issued along with the boil water notice, there is no restriction or concern about using your toilet.