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November 27, 2014

Water restrictions in place Tuesday in LC

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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:22 pm

LEAGUE CITY — Residents will be asked not to do any outdoor watering Tuesday as crews resume work on the main water line that feeds the city. 

The city announced it will enact Stage 3 water restrictions on Tuesday as crews install valves for an expansion of the city’s main water plant.

The work requires crews to shut off the 42-inch water line that provides the bulk of the city’s fresh water supply. That shutoff would limit residents to essential indoor water use only for a 24-hour period Tuesday.

Those same restrictions were in place two weeks ago for the first phase of the work.

Unless you have some form of water-reuse system, the restrictions prohibit irrigation of landscaped areas, washing any motor vehicle, motorcycle, 4-wheeler, boat, trailer or other vehicle.

You can’t use water to wash down any sidewalk, walkway, driveway, parking lot, tennis court or other hard surface area or to flush gutters. And unless your house or business is on fire, you can’t use water to wash down any building.

Water use indoors should also be limited to “essential use,” city officials said.

League City is updating the water plant to improve water pressure, mainly in the city’s east side, Assistant City Manager John Baumgartner said. Work on the station should be done by the end of July, he said.

That facility accounts for 16.5 million to 17 million gallons of water each day. By comparison, the city’s west side pump station provides about 5 million gallons a day, and the Gulf Coast Water Authority line supplies about 2 million gallons to the city.

Baumgartner said the city has about 7 million to 8 million gallons of water in underground storage and another 4 million gallons in elevated tanks.