City of Katy residents under boil-water notice

The city of Katy issued a boil-water notice early Feb. 17 in an effort to ensure water safety. (Courtesy Pexels)
The city of Katy issued a boil-water notice early Feb. 17 in an effort to ensure water safety. (Courtesy Pexels)

The city of Katy issued a boil-water notice early Feb. 17 in an effort to ensure water safety. (Courtesy Pexels)

The city of Katy has issued a boil-water notice to all Katy residents, according to a 4:15 a.m. press release Feb. 17.

The city's water distribution system has been affected by recent winter weather conditions and freezing temperatures, the release said. As such, its disinfection system is unable to function properly, and water production will be forced to stop at some plan sites, it said.

To ensure water is safe to drink, cook and consume, residents should bring water to a vigorous boil for two minutes.



The city of Katy water system will notify customers when the boil-water notice has been lifted, the release said.


Katy residents can reach the Katy police dispatch for nonemergency assistance at 281-391-4848. For more information about how the city is responding to the winter storm, click here.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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