League City issues water restrictions after leak

LEAGUE CITY, Texas - A major water leak prompts 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.

The city is working to repair the leak, but those repairs are expected to go into the weekend.

The city enacted stage 3 of its drought contingency plan, which has the most restrictions.

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

  • Irrigation of landscaped areas is prohibited.
  • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorcycle, 4-wheeler, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited.
  • Use of water to wash down any sidewalk, walkway, driveway, parking lot, tennis court, or other hard surface area is prohibited.
  • Flushing of gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street is prohibited.
  • Washing down any building or structure for purposes other than immediate fire protection is prohibited.
  • Use of water to fill, refill or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi-type pools or waterslides is prohibited.
  • Use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited, except when necessary to support aquatic life.
  • Use of water from hydrants for construction purposes or any other purpose other than fire fighting is also prohibited.

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.

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