The district is working closely with city, county and state leaders, but as of midday Feb. 17, there is no indication as to when the power and water infrastructure will stabilize in the area, per a news release. The lack of power and water pressure has made it difficult to assess the damage to schools, per the release.
Teams are evaluating the infrastructure including damage, service capacity and water supply to be able to make informed decisions in the near future. The Clear Lake City Water Authority issued a boil-water notice the night of Feb. 16, which should be in effect for several days, according to the CLCWA website.
The notice means all water provided by the CLCWA water system must be boiled—first brought to a rolling boil, then boiled for two minutes—prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes to ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes.
Other Houston-area cities and municipal utility districts are under boil-water notices; click here for more information on those locations.