NORTH HARRIS COUNTY REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY (THE “AUTHORITY”) WATER SYSTEM SITUATIONAL UPDATE
Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:30am
The Authority’s primary source of water – the City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) — is still unable to provide more than a fractional amount of surface water to the Authority. At this time, the Authority is receiving approximately 5.8 million gallons per day (“MGD”) from the City, only 18% of our contracted amount. The Authority will continue to provide as much water as possible to our wholesale customers during this time, while maintaining adequate pressures within our system.
The Boil Water Notice (“BWN”) sent out by the Authority on Feb. 17th, 2021 was a direct response to the City of Houston’s BWN issued to the NHCRWA. Under the TCEQ regulations, we must issue a BWN to our customers. The BWN must remain in affect until the City of Houston rescinds their BWN. The City has predicted that their BWN may be rescinded on either Sunday or Monday next week.
The Authority’s operator (InfraMark) continues to coordinate with the operators of the districts that receive water from the Authority to lessen the impacts as much as possible. Updates to the Authority customers will be posted on Authority’s website and via email blast as conditions change and more information becomes available.