Houston cleaning up wastewater spills after heavy rains

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 December 09, 2018 9:09 AM December 09, 2018 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - Officials say the city of Houston's drinking water is safe to drink after recent heavy rainfall caused thousands of gallons of wastewater to be spilled at several locations.

The city's public works department says crews on Sunday continued cleaning up at least three spill sites.

Officials estimate that more than 117,000 gallons of wastewater was released at each site.

Officials say that while the city's drinking water is safe, individuals using private wells within ½ mile of the spill sites should boil their water before using it for drinking, cooking or bathing.

Owners of the possibly affected private wells are being advised to have their water tested and disinfected before they stop boiling it.

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