Marshall officials call for conservation after 'major' water line break

Longview News Journal
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 2:02pm

A water line break on the city's south side has prompted Marshall officials to call for residents to conserve water.

"We have a major 16 inch water line break," J.C. Hughes, the city's water utility director, wrote in an email to other officials and media. "The break is severe enough to greatly lower the Spring Street water tower and starting to reduce levels in the Arena Tower."

The break, which is on Pinecrest Drive just west of Garrett Street, has made water pressures on the south side of Marshall "very low." As a result, the city is asking for water conservation today while the situation is being resolved.

Hughes said falling pressure in lines around the city could lead to as much as a third of Marshall residents being put on boil water notice.

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