JUST IN: 13 Humble ISD schools to close on Friday, Feb. 28, following boil-water notice

Houston, besides the Kingwood and Clear Lake areas, is under a boil water advisory for the next 24 hours, officials announced Feb. 27. (Courtesy Pexels)
Houston, besides the Kingwood and Clear Lake areas, is under a boil water advisory for the next 24 hours, officials announced Feb. 27. (Courtesy Pexels)

Houston, besides the Kingwood and Clear Lake areas, is under a boil water advisory for the next 24 hours, officials announced Feb. 27. (Courtesy Pexels)

A broken water line near the Loop 610 that spurred Houston Public Works to issue a boil-water notice across the Houston-area—including the Atascocita area—has prompted Humble ISD to close 13 campuses on Friday, Feb. 28.

The boil-water notice was issued in accordance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations because of low water pressure throughout much of Houston's supply, Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a media briefing on Feb. 27.

One high school, three middle schools and nine elementary schools will be closed, according to a Feb. 27 HISD news release. Staff members of the affected campuses should still come to school, and further information will be provided by administrators, per the release.

HISD Chief Communications Officer Jamie Mount said the closures affect roughly 15,000 students. All other HISD campuses will remain open, and school will continue as usual.

The 13 campuses affected by the boil-water notice are:



-Summer Creek High School

-Humble Middle School

-Woodcreek Middle School

-Westlake Middle School

-Atascocita Springs Elementary School

-Eagle Springs Elementary School

-Fall Creek Elementary School

-Groves Elementary School

-Lakeshore Elementary School

-North Belt Elementary School

-Park Lakes Elementary School

-Ridge Creek Elementary School

-Whispering Pines Elementary

For more information on the closures, visit the Humble ISD website. Below is a map of the affected areas from Houston Public Works. Click here to read more about the boil-water notice.


By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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