HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A sanitary sewer pipe line has been compromised in a west Harris County neighborhood near Katy, MUD 81 warns.

The water is safe to drink, officials say.

Harris County MUD 81 serves water in the following neighborhoods: Memorial Parkway sections 1 − 9, 11, 13; Cimarron sections 1 – 6; Silverstone section 1.

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“Please DO NOT use extra water for SHOWERS, BATHS, LAUNDRY, or DISHWASHERS at this time. The Plant's operator, Si Environmental, and engineer, BGE, Inc., are investigating the situation, and we will provide additional information as it becomes available,” MUD 81’s website warned early Friday.

A message posted later to the district's website clarified the water is safe to drink: "The water system is operating normally. The water is safe to drink and to use for cooking."

MUD 81 provides water service to more than 3,000 homes.

For updates monitor MUD 81's website: http://hcmud81.com/