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Harris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management
News Release
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

UNSAFE WATER NOTICE: Lake Forest Utility District
To: Residents of the Lake Forest Utility District
Public Notice to Boil Water

Due to water pressure loss in the Lake Forest Utility District water distribution system caused by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our system (Lake Forest UD /TX1010494) to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use.


Disinfect water used for drinking (including for your pets), cooking, brushing teeth, rinsing contact lenses, shaving and making ice.  Use one of the following methods:


Boil water for two (2) minutes after it reaches a full rolling boil

Chlorine Bleach

Use only unscented liquid chlorine bleach. If water is clear, add 2 drops of bleach per quart of water (8 drops per gallon). If water is cloudy, add 4 drops of bleach per quart of water (16 drops per gallon). Mix well and let stand 30 minutes before using.

Purification Tablets

These are available at drug stores or camping outlets. Follow the directions on the package. If tablets are over a year old, replace them or throw them away.

Bottled water

Use only water from bottles that have a sealed top.

Continue disinfecting the water until you are notified the water is safe!

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please call 832-467-1599 or 1-866-467-1599. 

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