Two of Houston Water’s wastewater treatment plants in west Houston (West District and Turkey Creek) which provide sanitary sewer service to zip codes: 77024, 77041, 77043, 77055, 77077, 77079, 77080, and 77094 (impacted areas are highlighted on the map below) remain flooded in up to 8 feet of water as of Monday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.
Wastewater is water that goes down the drain and into the sanitary sewer system. In homes this includes water from sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers.
Houston Water is asking the community in the impacted areas to please help conserve wastewater to avoid sanitary sewer backups.
A few ways to help conserve wastewater include minimizing laundry use, taking shorter showers, not running the dishwasher, and flushing the toilet a little less. Please share any other creative ways to help conserve our wastewater using the #HarveyReduceUse.
Houston Water crews and partners in the Energy Corridor are working together to try to restore the wastewater treatment plants as quickly as possible.
The City of Houston’s drinking water remains SAFE; this includes the tap water that comes out of the faucet.