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Posted on: January 18, 2019

City not anticipating water restrictions during water line work

GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 18, 2019 – The Gulf Coast Water Authority – the major supplier for the City of Galveston – is beginning work next week to repair a section of the primary water line serving the island. However, the City of Galveston does not anticipate any impact to the City’s water supply stemming from this work.

City management and water authority officials have been in consultation about the repair work on the 42-inch line. This work will begin Tuesday, Jan. 22. Based on the details of the repair work and the City’s average daily water use, we are confident the alternate water supply will be sufficient and meet our needs during this period.

Nonetheless, the City will continue to closely monitor the island’s water usage and be prepared to respond as necessary throughout the duration of this work. At this time, we do not anticipate implementing water restrictions or strict conservation measures.

The City of Galveston will provide updates about this situation as new information is available.

More details about the repair from the Gulf Coast Water Authority: 

Gulf Coast Water Authority is preparing to repair a section of 42-inch-diameter water line and does not expect service interruptions to municipal customers served by the line.

Plans are to take the line out of service on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and have it back in service by the end of the week. The section of line to be repaired is located near the Texas City Wye.

GCWA will use alternate water lines to serve Galveston Island, Tiki Island, Bayou Vista, Hitchcock and Santa Fe, as well as portions of La Marque and Dickinson. The water authority, which provides drinking water to most of Galveston County, will update and coordinate with water service providers in those affected communities during the repair period. GCWA is asking citizens in those communities to be conscious of their water use while the line is out of service.


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