Fulshear is the latest city in Fort Bend County to have a boil water notice issued. This notice is for residents of downtown, Fulbrook on Fulshear Creek, Fulshear Run, and Polo Ranch, city officials announced Wednesday morning. Also impacted are the Greatwood neighborhood of Sugar Land and the cities of Katy, Missouri City and Stafford.
As the winter storm wages on and power remains out for hundreds of thousands of people in Fort Bend, what does this mean?
According to Sugar Land officials, the extremely low temperatures, increased demand and prolonged power outages means the boil water notice is effective immediately for customers of the Greatwood Water System.
The notice was posted at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“The notice calls for all Greatwood customers to boil their water prior to consumption when the water pressure drops below 20 psi,” the notice on the City of Sugar Land Facebook page reads. “Customers who do not live in Greatwood or Greatwood Lakes are not included in this boil notice.”
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 notice continues.
The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
“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,” the post reads.
“Right now we are only experiencing low water pressure and asking residents to stop dripping faucet and conserve water usage,” City of Rosenberg Communications Manager Tanya Kveton said. A boil water notice has not yet been issued in the city of Rosenberg as of Wednesday afternoon.
City of Katy officials noted that children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria and all customers should follow these directions.
For more information, call 311 or 281-275-2900.
Residents of Cross Creek Ranch in the city of Fulshear are not impacted. For more information, questions and concerns, call the city of Fulshear at 281-346-1796.
Read the full notice for Greatwood residents at https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/ExtremeCold.
For all updates regarding the winter storm impacts on the city of Katy, visit http://www.cityofkaty.com/winterstorm.