2 Houston ISD schools battle plumbing issues; low water pressure


HOUSTON, Texas – Low water pressure is causing many concerns for Frost Elementary School parents like Monica Wright.

“Its kind of mind boggling for the water to be low like that. That wouldn’t be safe,” said Wright.

She said students have been asked to not flush the toilets after using them.

“They could bring on a lot of diseases and bacteria and different things. Its not sanitary,” said Wright.

A tipster told KPRC 2, at the end of the day, janitors are wearing hazmat suits and transporting trash cans of water to clean the restrooms. KPRC 2 checked with the school district, asking what the school is doing to sanitize the bathrooms. Officials Sent KPRC 2 the letter that was sent to parents.

“This is an important message to Frost Elementary School parents from Principal Cedric Starks. I regret to inform you that we are experiencing plumbing issues in the restrooms on our campus and low water pressure. HISD maintenance staff are on site to ensure all systems are working properly. I appreciate your continued support as we work to ensure students are safe and teaching and learning continues, uninterrupted. Again, this was an important message to Frost Elementary School parents from Principal Cedric Starks.”

The City of Houston told KPRC 2 that Houston water crews were on scene on Wednesday and have been in contact with Frost Elementary about water leak repairs in the area.

Down the road in the Maple Village Subdivision, neighbors like Pat Bercik said they have experienced low water pressure for roughly three weeks.

“One of the things that we’ve noticed is it takes a lot longer to water the grass. Which is a big deal since we’re restricted from watering to two days a week after 7 p.m. so we don’t have time to water the whole yard,” said Bercik.

The city said it’s waiting to hear back on a timeline for when the water pressure issues will be fixed. Bercik hopes the water pressure is fixed before it’s too late.

“Just seeing the whole neighborhood die one day at a time. if you look around, you’ll see all the grass dying,” said Bercik.

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