Gulf Coast Water Authority (GCWA) has completed repairs to its 42-inch water line and expects to put the line back in service by Saturday afternoon after water quality tests results are received.
Repair work, which began early Wednesday, was completed Thursday. With the line out of service, GCWA has used alternate water lines to supply Galveston Island. The communities of Tiki Island, Bayou Vista, Hitchcock and Santa Fe, as well as portions of La Marque and Dickinson, have been using their groundwater wells.
GCWA General Manager Ivan Langford said, “We greatly appreciate all of the water utility employees in these communities who worked with us to help ensure a continuous supply of drinking water and to all residents in these communities who conserved water this week.
“Finally, hats off to Wagner Construction of Santa Fe and Rangeline Pipeline Services of Houston, as well as GCWA employees, who worked in extreme weather this week to complete the work safely and quickly.”
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