Please be patient with us as we work to repair leaks through-out the City.
During the past month we have had little rain causing the clay bearing soils to contract.
Now we are experiencing small amounts of constant rain causing the same soils to expand.
The movement of the water lines in the ground sometimes causes water line breaks. This is common to our region and at this time of year.
The City’s Utility Department is working to repair leaks as soon as possible.
By law, we are required to call for the location of electrical, gas, communication, and fiber optic utilities. We must then wait 72 hours or 3 working days for the companies to locate their underground Utilities. If we dig before the required time and hit another utility, we are liable to pay for the repairs. This could become very dangerous for City Workers and Residents if we dig without knowing what is underground.
A water leak that will cause a loss in adequate pressure or property damage is considered an emergency. We can request an emergency locate which would allow us to dig in 24 hours.
We have not had any leaks occur recently that qualify for an emergency locate.
If you have any questions please call Public Works 979-415-2430
Thanks for your cooperation.