On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., the water pressure dropped below the city's required minimum of 20 PSI due to a power outage at the East Water Purification Plant, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Forrest said the city's pressure system was never at zero, just below the regulatory limit. That pressure is important because it prevents anything from infiltrating the water system.
Over 2.3 million people are said to be impacted by this notice, which was sent out six hours after the initial outage.
The timeline of this issue has left many people questioning why it took so long for the notice to be issued.
"This is not an instantaneous automatic notice. Just because the power went out, doesn't mean the power went out in the system. We had to verify that the pressure drop was real and reach out to TCEQ. There are a number of steps to take before issuing a boil water notice," Forrest said.
Why didn’t the County/City have backup generators?
How is it that 12 hours into the power outage did Yvonne Williams Forrest not know how the power went out?
Why did it take 12 hours to INFORM THE PUBLIC of the water boil notice?
14 hours after the power outage the newly “fortified” County Judge Hidalgo informed her Constituents of the boil water notice.
The clowns over at the mayor’s office tweeted out 13 hours after the outage claimed that they “believed the water was safe”
Ofcourse the Democrat dimwits immediately went to blame the Republicans, when Harris County and the City of Houston is run solely by Democrats….
Fortunately, Greg Abbott sent down assistance, because it has become blatantly obvious that the City is ran by morons…
Below you can listen to the Houston water directors interview….
There is NO excuse to not have back up power (generator) at a plant serving this many people. I'm a MUD engineer and most all of our plants, while not required, have generators. It's a one time cost with monthly maintenance and ensures nothing like this happens.
Is it time to add Houston to the list of karenland fupaz? https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-visit-karenland-fupaz-part
When you have a city/county that plays identity politics and votes for (or against) candidates based on their color, gender, sexual orientation etc instead of their qualifications and competence, you end up with Harris County.
Why did it take so long for the Democrat morons in charge to notify its constituents? It was the weekend. Duh.
“ they believe it’s safe” do they not understand the reason for refutations? It’s certainly not based on a belief
Not to mention that the city’s address locator tool didn’t work until this morning. I have a “Houston 77058” address but am not in the red area, so it’s unclear if I’m affected.
Just got a notice that Dowdell PUD does not have a Boil Water Notice, even though they do get their water from North Harris County Regional Water Authority.
QUESTION: Why didn’t the generators kick in as soon as the power went out?
ANSWER: “Our generators are not designed to kick on automatically. They are designed to operate post Hurricane.”
Above is what the COH director said... this makes ZERO sense. The generator should have an ATS (automatic transfer switch) when electrical power is lost. It is seamless. Even home generators have this capability.