Water Break Press Release
NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS
MARSHALL WATER UTILITY DEPARTMENT
AUGUST 14, 2012
Re: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAJOR 16” TREATED WATER LINE BREAK
HIGHWAY 80 EAST – EAST OF BUCK SHERROD ROAD
Residents east of Buck Sherrod Road, on East Highway 80, will experience an extended period of time with no water, due to a large 16” water line break. City crews are on site and will uncover the broken line beginning at approximately 1:00 pm today, the 14th of August.
Repairs will take an extended of time period due to the type of pipe that has ruptured and must be hot-shot delivered from Hanson Pipe out of Grand Prairie, Texas. City crews cannot determine the length of pipe needed and affected by the leak until the pipe is uncovered – approximately mid-afternoon.
While it is impossible at this time to give a firm timeframe for the repair and return of water service, we do not expect water service to residents east of Buck Sherrod Road to be restored before Wednesday morning. Other, as of yet undiscovered issues could extend the restoration of water service further into Wednesday. Crews from the City of Marshall and Hanson Pipe will work non-stop until water is restored to the affected customers.
Area affected (customers directly tied to the City of Marshall water line):
- Highway 80 from Buck Sherrod Road, eastward to General Cable in Scottsville, Texas.
- Duncan Subdivision
- Texas Department of Transportation on Loop 390
- General Cable in Scottsville, Texas
As a result of interruption in water service, it will be necessary for water customers affected by the loss of water and water pressure to be placed under a Boil Water Notice.
This does not affect the balance of the City of Marshall customers – just those on Highway 80 East of Buck Sherrod Road.
WATER OFF & BOIL
HIGHWAY 80 EAST & DUNCAN ADDITION
The City Water Utility Department will be making a major water line repair on Highway 80 East, east of Buck Sherrod Road and will affect some residences and businesses along Highway 80 East who are tied into the City of Marshall water system, as far east as Scottsville, Texas on Tuesday the 14th – as a result of low water pressure and/or no water pressure during the a water line repair; we are required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to notify affected residents, that effective:
Tuesday August 14th 2012
To ensure destruction of all possible harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption; bring water to a vigorous rolling boil and then boil for an additional two (2) minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may choose to purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
We will notify you when it is no longer necessary to boil the water.
For questions, comments, or problems, please contact Nancy Pasel or Chris Miles at:
J. C. Hughes, Public Works Director
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