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Houston school closures: Campuses, districts closed Tuesday due to citywide boil water notice

Some campuses and districts are canceling classes Tuesday as the citywide boil water notice continues.

HOUSTON — The City of Houston and many surrounding jurisdictions remain under a boil water notice as the city continues to test its water supply for contamination. 

Several campuses and districts canceled classes Monday due to the boil water notice. A few are continuing to keep their doors closes until the issue is resolved.

Districts, schools closed Tuesday, Nov. 29

  • Aldine ISD
  • Beatrice Mayes Institute Charter School
  • Champions Academy (Arrow Academy campus)
  • Channelview ISD
  • Galena Park ISD
  • Harvest Preparatory Academy (Arrow Academy campus) 
  • Houston Community College 
  • Houston ISD
  • Lone Star College (LSC-Houston North Fairbanks, LSC-Houston North Fallbrook, LSC-Houston North Greenspoint, LSC-Houston North Victory and LSC-Westpark Technology Center)
  • MeyerPark Charter
  • Rhodes School for the Performing Arts
  • Sheldon ISD
  • Southwest Schools 
  • Spring Branch ISD
  • The Varnett Public School  
  • YES Prep 

So far, no other districts have announced school closures for Tuesday.

What to know about the boil water notice

The boil water notice is in effect for the entire city as well as for West University residents who live on Law Street.

The city said the water pressure at the East Water Purification Plant (2342 Federal Road) dropped below the state's required minimum of 20 psi during a power outage on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The city tweeted that the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality approved Houston Public Work's plan to test water samples. Testing will begin Monday morning.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT IF YOUR HOME IS INCLUDED (The map has been unavailable at times. A map of the boil water notice affected area is below.)

Credit: City of Houston
The area in red is under a boil water notice. It's the entire city of Houston.

As a result of the boil water notice, the public is advised to:

  • Don't drink the water without boiling it first
  • Bring all water to a boil for at least two minutes
  • Let it cool before using

Those who don't have the ability to boil water are being advised to use bottled water for consumption. Children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria that could be in the water.

Houston Water Director Yvonne Williams Forrest spoke to KHOU 11 News about the notice.

If you have questions, you can call 311 or email waterquality@houstontx.gov.

Here's what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about boil water notices.

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