Bellaire remains under boil-water notice; West U rec center open for showers

Bellaire remains under a boil-water notice, while West University Place has returned to normal water usage. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bellaire remains under a boil-water notice, while West University Place has returned to normal water usage. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bellaire remains under a boil-water notice, while West University Place has returned to normal water usage. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

Residents in the city of Bellaire remain under a boil-water notice, while the water distribution system in West University Place is operating normally.

“We will inform you when the boil water notice is lifted,” the city wrote in a Feb. 18 Facebook post. “This may not occur until the weekend. We have made tremendous improvements with the City’s water supply recovery efforts, but we’re not there yet.”

Bellaire Public Works staff is currently flushing water lines to bring its system back online.

“Please do not be alarmed if you see large amounts of water draining from the fire hydrants in your neighborhood over the next couple of days,” the city posted.

Bellaire’s city facilities are closed Feb. 19 and will remain closed until Feb. 20.

Residents in West University Place have been able to resume normal water usage since Feb. 18.

City facilities are open and operational as of Feb. 19 though some parks and recreation activities are still unavailable, a full list of which can be found here.

In addition, on Feb. 19 from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. and Feb. 20 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., the city of West University Place is offering its shower facilities to residents at its Recreation Center at 4210 Bellaire Blvd, Houston. Residents are required to call 713-662-7420 to make a reservation.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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