Houston school districts closed due to boil water advisory

The state’s largest school district canceled classes Monday due to a citywide boil water advisory that went into effect Sunday.

HOUSTON – The The Houston Independent School District canceled classes on Mondaydue to a citywide boil water advisory.

All HISD schools, offices and facilities will be closed for the day. But HISD is not the only district to be closed.

Here are the schools and school districts in Houston that are CLOSED on Monday:

Other districts with campuses in Houston have announced they will be OPEN on Monday

  • Fort Bend ISD Schools will be open. The district says schools in the affected area will provide bottled water and meal services will be adjusted.
  • Alief ISD Schools will be open. Schools in affected areas will be provided with bottled water and hand sanitizer.
  • Katy DSISchools will be open. The district says only one campus — Wolfe Elementary — is affected, and that school will follow all recommended guidelines.
  • Cy Fair ISDSchools will be open. Affected campuses will have bottled water and additional hand sanitizer
  • Small ISD Schools will be open. The district says they’re on the boil water advisory line, but they actually get their water from different MUD districts, so they’re good to stay open.

Other Houston Area Schools

  • University of Houston The university will be open. Students and staff are encouraged to bring food and water as menu options on campus will be limited.
  • University of Southern Texas TSU will be open. The university says bottled water will be distributed in residence halls as it continues to monitor the situation.
  • University of Houston-Downtown The UHD will be open, but there will be no catering and the water fountains will be unusable.

What you need to know about the boil water advisory

The boil water advisory is in effect for the entire city as well as for residents of University West who live on Law Street.

The city said the water pressure at the East Water Purification Plant (2342 Federal Road) fell below the state-required minimum of 20 psi during a power outage Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT IF YOUR HOME IS INCLUDED (The map has been unavailable at times. A map of the area affected by the boil water advisory is below.)

Following the boil water advisory, the public is advised to:

  • Do not drink the water without boiling it first
  • Bring all the water to a boil for at least two minutes
  • Allow to cool before use

Those without the ability to boil water are advised to use bottled water for drinking. Children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria that may be in the water.

Houston Water Director Yvonne Williams Forrest talked to KHOU 11 News about the review.

If you have any questions, you can call 311 or email waterquality@houstontx.gov.

Here is what the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention talks about boil water advisories.

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