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City of Houston
News Release
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

HOUSTON - As of Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 12:30 p.m., the West District and Turkey Creek Wastewater Treatment Plants in west Houston are still flooded.

These wastewater plants provide sanitary sewer service to zip codes: 77024, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77077, 77079, 77080, and 77094.

Wastewater is water that goes down the drain and into the sanitary sewer system. In homes this includes water from sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers.

The community in the impacted areas (see map below) have continued to help minimize sanitary sewer backups by conserving wastewater.

A few ways to help conserve wastewater include: minimizing laundry use, taking shorter showers, not running the dishwasher, and flushing the toilet a little less.

Houston Water crews and partners in the Energy Corridor are working together to try to restore the wastewater treatment plants as quickly as possible.

The City of Houston’s drinking water remains SAFE; this includes the tap water that comes out of the faucet.

Updated information will be posted to, and on Twitter @HoustonPWE

For questions and concerns call 3-1-1

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