City of Lufkin issues boil-water notice for all residents - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Breaking

City of Lufkin issues boil-water notice for all residents

Posted: Updated:
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Due to a water-main break overnight, City of Lufkin officials are asking residents to conserve water until the line is fixed. They have also issued a boil-water notice.

When East Texas News contacted Deputy Keith Wright at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, he said the water main break repairs are complete. Hover, city officials are still unable to lift the boil water notice at this time.

Wright said they are waiting on results on the water samples city officials sent off for testing at a private lab. He said the water levels are coming back online, and residents should return to normal water usage by some time tomorrow.

Earlier Friday, Wright said the 24-inch line break occurred around 4:30 a.m. Friday. They have located the break on Fourth Street, between Bremond Avenue and Groesbeck Avenue.

Wright said there is a gas line in the area, so crews have to get the exact location of it before they can begin digging.

Wright said he hoped the water pressure would be back to normal again by Saturday morning.

"We just need everyone to not use any unnecessary water and there is to be absolutely no outdoor watering," he said.

Wright said this kind of break is mostly from age and wear-and-tear.

"It's about a 40-year-old line," Wright said.

Anyone with questions about the matter can contact the City of Lufkin (936-633-0288), Phillip Bryan (936-414-1294), Gary Barton (936-414-9740) or Debra Cassidy (936-414-3858).

Copyright 2013 KTRE. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:36:40 GMT
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
  • Hudson couple builds family home out of Styrofoam

    Hudson couple builds family home out of Styrofoam

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:10:51 GMT
    The start of the Cockrell's family home The start of the Cockrell's family home
    A Hudson couple is taking a unique spin on home building by using an environmentally friendly method to build their family home.More >>
    A Hudson couple is taking a unique spin on home building by using an environmentally friendly method to build their family home.More >>
  • Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:49:08 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
KTRE logo

KTRE

358 TV Road,
Pollok TX 75969

FCC Public File
publicfile@ktre.com
936-853-8639
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTRE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.