More than three months after Hurricane Harvey, thousands are still without clean drinking water in parts of Texas. After Harvey overflowed drainage districts, cut off water and prompted hundreds of boil-water notices across the Gulf Coast, thirteen boil-water notices remain in effect in seven counties across southeastern Texas, where caritative and non-governmental organizations are working to distribute water bottles to residents. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality speaks about more than 3,750 people in those areas who haven’t had clean drinking water since late August.
The seven impacted counties are Orange, Newton, Matagorda, Liberty, Jim Wells, Harris and Angelina.
More than 2,200 community water systems were compromised during Harvey. Two in Harris County have been deemed inoperative or destroyed. Of 1,743 wastewater facilities affected, three in Harris County still aren’t operational, reports the TCEQ.
In Rose City, running water returned to the city’s 600 residents in September, but it still requires a two-minute rolling boil before safe consumption.
You now unerstand why even the mayor says her whole life has changed. Yes, after Harvey, nothing was the same, like day and night for many US Americans.