All repairs have been concluded and the Boil Water Notice requirement for Harris County MUD 46 has been rescinded.
Update on August 26, 2023 at 11:23 AM: Boil Water Notice for Residents of Harris County MUD 46 Effective Until Further Notice. Repairs are in progress.
Due to three water main breaks associated with the extreme drought conditions in the Houston-area, a portion of Harris County MUD 46 residents may be experiencing low water pressure or a temporary loss of water. Please be aware that repairs are being made as quickly as possible, and that water should be restored within the next couple of hours. Residents of Harris County MUD 46 are asked to boil drinking water for the next 24-hours. We will update the District’s website again once the repairs are completed.
- Please do not drink your tap water. To ensure your tap water is safe for drinking, bring it to a rolling boil for at least one minute. LET COOL BEFORE DRINKING.
- After boiling your water, store it in the refrigerator for drinking.
- If you have a water filter, don’t assume that you don’t need to boil your drinking water. Most common water filters are incapable of removing microorganisms.
- Don’t let your pets drink your contaminated water; give them clean, cooled boiled water.
- If using water to treat minor injuries, boil the water and wait for it to cool first.
- Be careful not to swallow shower or bath water.
- Use bottled or cooled boiled water for everything in your household, including doing your teeth, making ice, washing salad items, and bathing.
- Cook and prepare food using boiled and cooled water.
- Disinfect food contact surfaces and dishes with tap water containing a teaspoon of bleach per gallon.
- Throw away any foods, beverages or ice cubes made with your contaminated drinking water.
Please be advised that the West Harris County Regional Water Authority (Authority) has triggered Stage 1 (voluntary reductions) of its Drought Contingency Plan due to climate and weather conditions. The Authority has determined it is necessary to trigger Stage 1 in order to facilitate compliance with the Harris Galveston Subsidence District requirements.
Under this Stage 1, the Authority is requesting all water users to voluntarily reduce their water usage effective immediately. The Authority would also like to encourage you to consider implementing one or more drought response measures in your entity’s Drought Contingency Plan, if applicable. The Authority will continue to monitor water use and will provide another notice if the drought stage changes or if Stage 1 drought conditions have been lifted.
In order to conserve water during current drought conditions, the City of Houston and the West Harris County Regional Water Authority have implemented Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan. During this stage, the Harris County MUD No. 46 Board of Directors is requesting that all residents of the District take the following voluntary measures:
- Check for and repair all leaks, dripping faucets, and running toilets.
- Check sprinkler heads to make sure that water is not spraying into the street or directly into a storm drain.
- Utilize water conservation measures such as displacement bags, low-flow shower heads, and leak detection tablets.
- Limit irrigation to no more than two (2) days per week, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
Thank you for your cooperation. A copy of the Authority’s Drought Contingency Plan is included on the Authority’s website: www.whcrwa.com.