Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) has completed repairs to its
42-inch water line and expects to put the line back in service by Saturday
afternoon after water quality tests results are received.
Repair work, which began early Wednesday, was completed Thursday.
With the line out of service, GCWA has used alternate water lines
to supply Galveston Island. The communities of Tiki Island,
Bayou Vista, Hitchcock and Santa Fe, as well as portions of La Marque and
Dickinson, have been using their groundwater wells.
GCWA General Manager Ivan Langford said, “We greatly appreciate
all of the water utility employees in these communities who worked
with us to help ensure a continuous supply of drinking water and to all
residents in these communities who conserved water this week.
“Finally, hats off to Wagner Construction of Santa Fe and
Rangeline Pipeline Services of Houston, as well
as GCWA employees, who worked in extreme weather this week to
complete the work safely and quickly.”
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