This Notice is Provided by the City of Pearland
Boil Water Notice for the City of Pearland Public Water System
January 17, 2018
Impacted Areas Map
Due to a major equipment failure which dropped system water pressure in the affected area between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kirby Water Production facility, the City of Pearland public water system (PWS 0200008) is required to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.) The affected areas include all neighborhoods in Pearland west of SH 288.
Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the City of Pearland water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the City of Pearland water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the City of Pearland Public Works Department at 281.652.1900 or through the City’s Connect2Pearland app. The City of Pearland primary contacts are: Eric Wilson, Public Works Director, Andrea Brinkley, Assistant Public Works Director and Tracy Sambrano, Water Production superintendent. This notice is also available in Spanish, and can be found at the City of Pearland Public Works webpage.