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August 31, 2013

City urging water conservation during broken line repair

Corsicana — The City of Corsicana’s water department will be asking residents and rural customers to minimize their water usage starting Tuesday, Sept. 3, as crews work to repair a leak in the 30-inch main water line from Navarro Mills Lake.

City Manager Connie Standridge said Friday a leak in the line was discovered just west of town.

Water department crews are assembling the necessary equipment and materials to repair the leak, and plan to begin repairs on Tuesday to fix the line.

“There’s some preparation work we have to do in order to be able to fix it,” Standridge said. “We’re going to spend the weekend doing that, and we plan to fix it on Tuesday.

As a result, the city is asking water customers to minimize their use of water while repairs are underway — work that’s expected to take about 24 hours, said Charles Leist, environmental services director.

Standridge said the city’s above ground storage tank and the water towers will be filled to capacity in preparation for the repair, which will interrupt the water supply from Navarro Mills Lake. The water supply from the Lake Halbert treatment plant won’t be affected.

However, conservation measures are necessary during the repairs, Standridge said.

She asked that people avoid using water for things like watering lawns, washing cars, and filling pools during the repairs.

Conserving water and curtailing unnecessary usage is important in the event that repairs take longer than a day to complete, she said.

“It’s always important for everyone to know we’re working on that line,” Standridge said. “If something were to happen and we wouldn’t get it back in service, it could be serious.”

An announcement on the completion of repairs will be made on the City of Corsicana and Daily Sun Facebook pages.

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Bob Belcher may be reached by email at bbelcher@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “Soundoff” on this story? Email: soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

 

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