News

Water-Saving Mandate Lifted For Galveston After Hard Freeze

Galveston officials say residents are encouraged to continue reporting leaks

icicles

Galveston has resumed regular water operations after last week’s freezing weather caused some pipes to break and led to a citywide conservation effort.

A city statement says the amount of water in Galveston’s storage tanks was back to normal Monday after being critically low. Authorities say freezing conditions a week ago caused numerous leaks and led to at least 3,000 calls about water problems at homes, businesses and city mains.

City Manager Brian Maxwell said the amount of water lost prompted an emergency and conservation through the weekend, as part of a drought contingency plan.

Galveston officials say residents are encouraged to continue reporting leaks to city utility authorities.

Subscribe to Today in Houston

Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.

* required

Share