Water boil order issued for more than 2 million in Houston
November 29, 2022
HOUSTON - More than 2 million people in the Houston area were urged to boil their tap water Monday after a power outage at a purification plant prompted the mayor to initiate a review of what went wrong.
The boil order notice tells customers in the nation's fourth-largest city to boil water before it's used for cooking, bathing or drinking. Multiple Houston-area public and private schools, as well as some local colleges, were closed Monday as a result of the notice, while others made adjustments to provide affected campuses with bottled water and sanitizer.
Houston Independent School District officials said in a Monday afternoon statement that closures would continue through Tuesday due to "the logistical challenges caused by the notice."