Sep 22, 2016 12:33 PM EDT
Drinking Water In Houston Went Into Discoloration: Academics In the University of Houston Cautioned Students! [VIDEO]
Academics in the University of Houston recently flushed their drinking water line and issued a statement Wednesday that the reservoir in Houston city emitted water that went into discoloration. With the cause still undetermined, the academics initiated to caution the students from the drinking from the water line despite the recent flush-out.
Following the university's statement release on that day, the city's water line crew issued another statement late in the evening, notifying the residents that the water lines are now already clear. Still, the academics remained cautious over the safety of their students. After all, the City Health Center is still awaiting test results to be forwarded from the lab.
Earlier on Tuesday, the crews from the city's water line tested the water's chlorine level and come out with results yielding normal acidity, Click2Houston reported.
Meanwhile, since results from tests normally take a few days before finally issued, concerned moms flooded over the school to look after their beloved. Bringing with them cartons of bottled waters, a lineup of food trucks and other sustenance, parents couldn't leave into chance the safety of their children.
"We had to use water bottles to brush our teeth, wash your face and skip the bathing. I guess I'm just gonna use a bottle water to wash my hands and to wash up", says one student from the U of H, ABC13 reported.
U of H academics had since made it clear that all drinking water lines in the university's area were all flushed. This is in response to queries about the university physical safety measures affront cases like this.
Further testing and investigation activities have been approved of the city's water line by its officials and crews. In an initial briefing by Gary Norman, the Houston Department of Public Works spokesman Gary Norman, he mentions that the discoloration of the tap water in the campus is a local phenomenon and that the main source for water distribution in the city is confirmed safe, Chron reported.
Thus, the academics were right to caution students from drinking water in its local line for its line seems to be responsible for the discoloration.
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