The Woodlands Water Agency stresses care to reopening businesses

Businesses are encouraged to flush their water systems in case of stagnant water.
Businesses are encouraged to flush their water systems in case of stagnant water.

Businesses are encouraged to flush their water systems in case of stagnant water.

As businesses prepare to open May 1, The Woodlands Water Agency advises care in regard to their water systems.

According to a press release from the agency, state and federal agencies state stagnant water could have formed in pipes, ice machines, water fountains and other devices and as such, should be flushed before opening.

“For our customers whose commercial buildings were closed recently, we want to help them ensure the safety of their building water systems and devices" said James Stinson, The Woodlands Water Agency general manager. "We recommend following state and federal guidance on restarting water systems in commercial buildings.”

The press release states the following steps, recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, should be followed:

  • Develop a comprehensive water management program for your water system and all devices

    that use water.

  • Ensure your water heater is properly maintained and the temperature is correctly set.

  • Flush your system—hot and cold water.

  • Clean all decorative water features, such as fountains.

  • Ensure hot tubs/spas are safe for use.

  • Ensure cooling towers are clean and well-maintained.

  • Ensure safety equipment, including fire sprinkler systems, eye wash stations and safety showers are clean and well-maintained.

  • Maintain your water system and water quality.

The Woodlands Water Agency recently finished flushing fire hydrants across the township to confirm water distribution is flushed and clear.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


Main Chick Hot Chicken opened its first brick-and-mortar location July 23 in Sugar Land. (Courtesy Main Chick Hot Chicken)
Main Chick Hot Chicken opens in Sugar Land; Urban Bird Hot Chicken coming to Cy-Fair and more Houston-area news

Read the latest business and community news for the Houston area, including two new chicken restaurants.

Tomball ISD will offer free meals to all student this upcoming academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tomball ISD to offer free meals for all students in 2021-22

Households will not need to apply for the Free and Reduced-price Meal program to be eligible.

The restaurant serves American favorites as well as a brunch menu. (Courtesy Federal American Grill)
Federal American Grill coming to Oak Ridge North in 2022

Federal American Grill is opening in The Woodlands in spring 2022.

Houston-area residents will be able to apply online for a one-time payment of $1,500 from July 28-Aug. 11. (File photo)
$30M COVID Relief Fund opens for Harris County residents as eviction moratorium ends

Sourced by funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, eligible residents will receive a one-time payment of $1,500 to support urgent needs.

Exterior of Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court building
Montgomery County officials discuss employee raises on first day of budget workshops

Montgomery County commissioners debated the possibility of a 5% raise in salaries across the board as a priority for the 2021-22 fiscal year budget.

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is expanding a waiting area. (Courtesy Memorial Hermann)
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center to expand overflow waiting room

The extra space will be created by enclosing a portion of the ambulance bay.

Pride Houston Parade
Pride Houston fall parade and festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The downtown annual parade and festival, scheduled for Sept. 25, will be replaced by a Montrose block party and other events, organizers announced July 25.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

The new CDC guidance, announced July 27, also recommends people in areas with "high" or "substantial" levels of transmission wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

(Courtesy El Mariachi Mexican Bar and Grill)
El Mariachi Mexican Bar and Grill coming to Rayford Road

The restaurant is anticipated to open some time in the third quarter of this year.

Eva Clawson, director of finance for Oak Ridge North, presented a financial report July 26. 
(Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Oak Ridge North revenue reaching prepandemic levels

Eva Clawson, director of finance for Oak Ridge North, presented a financial report detailing a revenue of $3.6M for the current fiscal year.

Vibrant church is undergoing an expansion. (Courtesy Vibrant Church)
Vibrant Church in The Woodlands doubling facility space in expansion

The church is expanding to accommodate a larger amount of people.