A boil water notice was issued in the City of Marlin, TX, yesterday (Sunday, September 26), after a main water break in the 100 block of Live Oak Street.
In a Facebook post, City officials informed residents that Live Oak St. was shut down at the Island St. and Falls St. intersections, and that public works crews were working to repair the leak.
In a later update, officials said that some residents would experience low water pressure or no pressure as a result of the line break. Customers were asked to conserve water, which would help replenish the levels of water in the City of Marlin’s supply tanks.
The update also said that a boil notice would be issued once water pressure had been restored.
In a final Facebook update, Mayor Lofton informed residents that the City of Marlin had issued a boil water notice, effective immediately, due to the significant water loss during the leak.
It was reported that crews had been unable to repair the line, and would be resuming the repairs today (Monday, August 27).
This would likely affect water pressure once more.
The Mayor said that ‘the result of our aged infrastructure became apparent’ while crews were repairing the leak, and another leak sprung in a different location as soon as the initial leak was repaired.
There is currently no estimate on how long it will take for the new leak to be repaired, and how for how long the boil water notice will remain in place.
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