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).