League City water leak repaired, restrictions still in effect

Published On: Jun 22 2012 06:12:12 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 22 2012 10:05:56 PM CDT

A major water leak prompted League City to issue water restrictions.

City officials said the transmission line that carries 90 percent of League City's surface water supply has a severe leak near the intersection of Calder and Link roads.

Repair crews found a 12-inch-by-12-inch hole in the water pipe. A new pipe was installed and welded on Friday, but crews still needed to flush and bleed air from the line and apply a required treatment.

The city enacted stage 3 of its drought contingency plan, which has the most restrictions. City officials said the restrictions would remain in effect while testing is done and they will reevaluate rescinding it soon.

Officials said the following orders are in effect for residents and businesses:

The plan also mandates that water customers repair controllable leaks within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak

Anyone who violates the restrictions may be fined between $100 and $2,000.