2 Million People Under Water Boil Order In Houston

Power outage at water purification plant disrupts Houston water supply
Plastic Water bottles on Supermarket shelf. (Photo by: Education Images/Citizens of the Planet/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A power outage at a water purification plant has put more than 2 million people in the Houston area under a boil order notice.
  • Water must be boiled by residents before being used for cooking, bathing, or drinking.
  • The water is believed to be safe but the boil order was mandated due to a drop in water pressure. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that water sampling will start on Monday.

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