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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Water restored after city crews repaired break

Galveston, TX – Dec. 21, 2018 – Water has been restored after city crews repaired a break that occurred overnight connected to a water line serving the area near the airport pump station.

Crews organized immediately after learning of the break and worked quickly to repair the line. The water was turned off while the work was underway.

Earlier: Water is off to all users between Lake Madeline and the east side of 99th Street (approximately between Lake Madeline Bridge and Campeche Cove) while city crews repair an overnight break in the main water line running along Jones Drive.

The break is in a 20” inch water line near the airport pump station, which resulted in the loss of water.

This area includes: Moody Gardens, Oppe Elementary School and several neighborhoods, as well as other businesses.

This area will not have water for the next several hours. At this time, we estimate the break could take two to four hours to repair, but this is an early estimate.

We do not yet know the cause of the water line break and will have more information after we assess the line.

We understand the inconvenience this causes for all affected people and we are working as quickly as possible to carefully assess and repair this line. We will provide updates as more information is available.

APPROXIMATE AREA: Eastern boundary – Lake Madeline; Western Boundary – 99th Street; Northern Boundary – Offats Bayou; Southern Boundary – Seawall Boulevard

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