Pipeline that supplies 90-percent of League City's water still gushing


by Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News


Posted on June 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 22 at 1:13 PM

HOUSTON -- League City officials say it could be another 24 to 36 hours before a gushing water main is repaired.

The pipeline that carries 90-percent of the League City’s water has a severe leak, and crews are working day and night to fix it.

League City officials say it’s a “worst-case” scenario. The pipe, estimated to be 30 to 40 years old, broke near the intersection of Calder and Link.

A contractor from Dallas has traveled to the site to handle some of the repairs.  In the meantime, the city has issued a stage 3 water alert.

Residents are being forced to abide by strict water rationing guidelines. Watering the grass, washing the car or filling up the swimming pool is out of the question.

“It’s hot. I want to come outside, water my grass, get everything over with early in the daytime,” said resident Tracy Willis. “I guess there’s nothing to do but wait until they fix it.”

Public works manager Jody Hooks said this is serious.

“On a scale from one to ten, I would say it’s a ten,” said Hooks.

Crews are hoping to keep water in service during repairs.