Galveston has water emergency over broken pipe
Galveston — Water rationing has begun in some Southeast Texas cities due to a broken main in Galveston.
Crews on Monday were scheduled to begin fixing the water line, after creating a dam and excavating the damaged pipe.
Galveston City Manager Steve LeBlanc says some water is flowing through the damaged line, but the rate is much lower than normal.
A small leak was discovered two months ago, but experts on Friday discovered the break has gotten worse. Galveston officials on Saturday declared emergency water rationing, meaning no watering lawns, washing cars or filling pools.
Several utility districts that use water from the line on Sunday announced emergency conservation efforts. The list includes Hitchcock, Santa Fe and Tiki Island.