Clear Creek ISD remaining closed through Feb. 19; area under boil-water notice

The Clear Lake City Water Authority issued a boil-water notice Feb. 16. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Clear Lake City Water Authority issued a boil-water notice Feb. 16. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Clear Lake City Water Authority issued a boil-water notice Feb. 16. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)

Clear Creek ISD will remain closed through the remainder of the week as district teams assess potential damage to facilities.

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.

By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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