UPDATED: Boil water notices no longer in effect for any Sugar Land, Missouri City residents

The boil water notice has been lifted for all Sugar Land and Missouri City residents following last week's winter storm. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The boil water notice has been lifted for all Sugar Land and Missouri City residents following last week's winter storm. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The boil water notice has been lifted for all Sugar Land and Missouri City residents following last week's winter storm. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Updated Feb. 23 at 3:45 p.m.

All boil water notices in Missouri City have been rescinded as of 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23, the city posted on Facebook.

While the water in recently affected areas is safe to consume, the city recommends residents flush the pipes and run a cycle of the ice maker, washing machine and dishwasher.



This announcement means all Sugar Land and Missouri City residents are no longer under a boil notice.



Updated Feb. 23 at 1:48 p.m.

The boil water notice has been rescinded for residents of Southwest Harris County MUD No. 1.

A boil water notice remains in place for the following seven municipal utility districts in Missouri City:





  • Quail Valley Utility District



  • Palmer Plantation No. 1



  • Palmer Plantation No. 2



  • Harris County WCID-Fondren Road



  • Thunderbird Utility District System No. 1



  • Fort Bend MUD No. 49



  • Fort Bend MUD No. 26





In an announcement to the community, Missouri City officials said there will be an update around 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 regarding the remaining boil notices.

Updated Feb. 22 at 9:17 a.m.

The boil water notice for two Missouri City utility districts was lifted over the weekend. Residents of the Fort Bend WCID No. 2 and Harris County MUD No. 122 are no longer under a boil notice.

However, eight of the 34 MUDs located in Missouri City are still advising residents to boil their water for two minutes prior to consumption. The MUDs with outstanding boil notices according to the city are as follows:





  • Quail Valley Utility District



  • Palmer Plantation No. 1



  • Palmer Plantation No. 2



  • Harris County WCID-Fondren Road



  • Southwest Harris County MUD No. 1



  • Thunderbird Utility District System No. 1



  • Fort Bend MUD No. 49



  • Fort Bend MUD No. 26





Find out which MUD your neighborhood is located in here.

Updated Feb. 19 at 1:00 p.m.

The city of Sugar Land has rescinded the boil-water notice for the Greatwood water system, which provides water to the Greatwood and Greatwood Lakes communities, as of 12:20 pm. Feb. 19.

According to a press release, the water system has taken all steps required to restore the water quality, and lab results show the water is now safe for human consumption.

No portion of Sugar Land is under a boil-water notice.

In Missouri City, 10 of the 34 municipal utility districts located with the city have issued a boil-water notice. They are as follows:





  • Quail Valley Utility District



  • Palmer Plantation No. 1



  • Palmer Plantation No. 2



  • Harris County WCID-Fondren Road



  • Southwest Harris County MUD No. 1



  • Thunderbird Utility District System No. 1



  • Fort Bend County WCID No. 2



  • Harris County MUD No. 122



  • Fort Bend MUD No. 49



  • Fort Bend MUD No. 26





Residents can check to see which MUD their neighborhood is located in here.

Updated Feb. 17 at 11:53 a.m.

The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management is tracking the full list of boil-water notices in the county. See if your city or utility district is included here.

Updated Feb. 17 at 9:25 a.m.

Due to low water pressure caused by extended periods of freezing temperatures, a boil-water notice has been issued for several neighborhoods in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

At 6:30 a.m. Feb. 17, the city of Sugar Land began advising all Greatwood and Greatwood Lakes residents to boil their water prior to consumption. These are the only two Sugar Land communities under a boil-water notice.

In a video message, Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman said the city's surface water treatment plan and groundwater plants are on back up power generators, which is contributing to low water pressure citywide.

Missouri City residents in the following utility districts and water control and improvement districts are under boil water notices as of 9 p.m. Feb. 16:





  • Thunderbird Utility District No. 1, Palmer Plantation MUD No. 1, Palmer Plantation MUD No. 2 and Harris County WCID-Fondren Road of the Quail Valley Utility District;



  • Fort Bend County WCID No. 2; and



  • Harris County MUD No. 122.





In a press release, Missouri City said these water boil notices may be in effect for a minimum average of five days. Residents can check which utility district they are a part of here.

To ensure water is safe for drinking, cooking and making ice, residents in affected areas should bring water to a vigorous rolling boil and then boil it for two minutes.

Sugar Land cautioned that everyone should conserve water to prevent more boil notices. Cities will inform residents once the boil water notice has been lifted.

Posted Feb. 16 at 6:26 p.m.

The Quail Valley Utility District issued a boil water notice for Thunderbird Utility District No. 1, Palmer Plantation MUD No. 1, Palmer Plantation MUD No. 2 and Harris County WCID-Fondren Road at approximately 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17, according to the city of Missouri City.


Joe Taylor, the general manager of the Quail Valley Utility District, said in a press conference that due to recent freezing temperatures households have experienced broken pipes and low water pressure. If a resident has experienced a burst pipe, Taylor recommends shutting water off until pipes are fully thawed and residents can assess the damage.

In an effort to ensure water is safe, the utility district is advising residents in affected areas to boil water for two minutes before using it to drink or cook with. Once temperatures rise above freezing the utility districts will collect bacteria samples of the water to make sure it is safe to drink.

Taylor said the areas that are included in the boil water notice should expect to have running water by the end the day Feb. 16.

Residents can check which utility district they are a part of 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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