Houston under water boil notice after power failure

The water pressure dropped below the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's required minimum.
1:11 | 11/28/22

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REPORTER: Houston residents are under a boil water notice after a power outage Sunday affected a water treatment plant. The water pressure dropped below the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's required minimum of 20 PSI, pounds per square inch. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the water was safe and that the boil order was done to comply with regulations. - The Houston Water field staff verified all pressures across the system. Houston Water and communication with TCEQ determined a boil water notice needed to be issued on Sunday evening. And that was somewhere around 6:00 PM, 6:40 is when that decision was made. REPORTER: The power outage at the plant was caused by two transformers that malfunctioned, officials said. The mayor said the earliest the boil notice will be rescinded is early Tuesday morning.

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