League City repairs water line, enforces water rationing
As repairs to League City's main water line are completed, the city remains at stage three of the Drought Contingency Plan.
Crews are flushing and bleeding air from the line while applying required treatments. An evaluation of the city's water supply will occur as officials assess conditions into the weekend.
"We ask that our residents and businesses continue to be careful in their use of water, but we can begin to return to normal household chores like laundry, and pressures should make other activities more convenient," City Manager Mike Loftin said in a press release. "We appreciate the response of our customers to our requests for conservation, and I'm proud of the dedicated city employees who worked around the clock until this job was done."
On Thursday, June 21, crews discovered that the major transmission line, which carries 90 percent of the city's surface water supply, had developed a severe leak near the intersection of Calder Drive and Link Road. This leak prompted emergency water rationing in line with Stage 3 of the city's Drought Contingency Plan.
Until the stage is changed, residents are reminded the following restrictions remain in effect: Irrigation of landscaped areas is prohibited; use of water to wash any motor vehicle is prohibited; use of water to wash sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots or other hard surface areas is prohibited; flushing of gutters is prohibited; washing any building or structure is prohibited; use of water to fill, refill or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi-type pools or water-slides is prohibited; also use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited.
The plan mandates that customers repair controllable leaks within a reasonable period after being given notice. Use of water from hydrants for construction purposes is also prohibited. Failure to adhere to restrictions may result in citations and fines.
City officials will monitor the situation and update residents on www.leaguecity.com, through the Blackboard call system, social media sites and on electronic message boards.
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