CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi city officials are saying two factors appear to be to blame for the recent water issues.
Corpus Christi City Manager Peter Zanoni says the city is in a much better position and we may have normal water pressure by end of day today.
Zanoni says Corpus Christi could be among the first cities in Texas to get off a water boil alert, estimating we could get the all clear as soon as this weekend.
Officials had said they thought it was major break that was causing Corpus Christi’s water problems. They began searching more than 1,800 miles of pipe for the leaks.
But on Thursday, city leaders said the issues was caused by so many people leaving faucets on to drip at the beginning of the cold snap to prevent freezing.
And then, when pipes did freeze and burst, the city collectively lost a lot of water.
Officials are asking anyone with a leak to turn off the main water valve and call a plumber.
“Now if you need help turning off the valve outside, we have city crews around the clock to help you do that,” Zanoni said. “And you can call 826-city.”