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Crews continue search for water main break

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 18:55:58-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEX. — Crews searching for the water main break which triggered the city’s boil water advisory have narrowed their search to Flour Bluff.

City crews shut off water in Flour Bluff around 3 p.m., focusing their search for the water main break on the three lines which carry water there.

Mayor Paulette Guajardo says crews have been looking for the break non-stop since Tuesday. Once the leak is found and fixed, and the water tested, the advisory could be as little as 18-20 hours.

That clock, however, doesn't start until the break is found.

In the meantime, Mayor Guajardo says she's been working on getting more bottled water both for retailers and for distribution.

“We do have word that there are trucks coming our way with more water,” said Guajardo. “I’ve reached out to everyone I know to help try and get us some water so we can get our distribution pods set up.”

Guajardo says once the city has enough water it will announce those distribution pods. Tuesday, City Manager Peter Zanoni said the city would partner with the Red Cross to get water to those who are home bound.