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Water supply in Galveston ‘critically low’

Galveston is asking residents to preserve water and UTMB has postponed all elective surgical procedures and closed clinics.

The City of Galveston is beneath Stage 5 water restrictions and is asking residents to preserve water. They say the island’s water supply is “critically low.”

Major water line breaks and system failures brought on by the continuing freeze, have hampered the town’s potential to supply water service.

Most prospects are already experiencing low to no water strain due to these breaks and failures. 

Editor’s be aware: The above video initially aired on Monday, Feb. 15.

UTMB is suspending all elective surgical procedures and procedures, closing clinics and telling non-essential workers to remain house.

The Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA), the town’s water provider, has had its personal water supply points, which significantly decreased the stream of water to the island. 

Other communities who get water from the GCWA are additionally experiencing water points.

“The Gulf Coast Water Authority will continue to supply water to the island as long as it can,” the town of Galveston stated in a launch. “Efforts are ongoing to fill tanks while GCWA is still delivering water.”

Stage 5 water restrictions

  • Showers ought to be restricted to 5 minutes or much less. 
  • Landscape water makes use of are prohibited.
  • The metropolis will even discontinue the flushing of water mains except there’s a menace to public well being, security, or welfare. 
  • Water strain will slowly be enhanced because the system is ready to re-equalize.

Galveston has additionally issued a boil water discover. All water for human or pet consumption ought to be boiled for 2 minutes and cooled. 

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This will assist destroy any micro organism in the water.