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Repairs to major water line affecting The Island scheduled for Monday night

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Posted at 7:40 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 20:23:24-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE 2/22:

Repairs on a major water line that services The Island will start at 9:30 p.m. on Monday Feb. 22. The repairs were supposed to take place Sunday night, but they were postponed because contractors needed to wait for additional parts to service the main.

The project is expected to take six hours to complete. During the repairs, The Island will be getting water from the Coral Vines elevated storage tank and the Sand Dollar Pump Station ground storage tanks. There is a possibility The Island could lose service of water if these tanks are depleted before the repairs are finished. Island residents are asked to conserve water Monday and early Tuesday until the work on the water main is complete.

UPDATE 2/21:

The scheduled repairs to a major water line affecting The Island have been postponed. The repairs were supposed to take place Sunday night starting at 11:55 p.m., lasting around six to seven hours with a possibility of water service disruption. The city says the contractor in charge of the repairs needs additional parts, and is expected to receive them Monday Feb. 22. Repairs will begin Monday night.

ORIGINAL STORY:
Residents on The Island should be prepared for a disruption in water services for what is anticipated to be six to seven hours as the city of Corpus Christi repairs a large 24 inch main water line that brings water service to the island.

The section of the pipe under repair is near the Texas Sea Life Center. Water will be turned off at 11:55 p.m. on Sunday evening, and is anticipated to be turned back on around six or seven Monday morning.

During the repair, the city says the reserves from the Coral Vines elevated water storage tank and the Sand Dollar Pump Station ground storage tank will be used to meet water demand overnight. If water service crews are still making repairs past the anticipated six to seven hours, the city says The Island could possibly lose water service if the two water storage tanks are depleted.

Residents on The Island are being asked to conserve water during the time period that the repairs are being made so the island doesn't lose water.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you can contact the City of Corpus Christi Call Center at 361-826-2489.