LEAGUE CITY — What had been expected to be an all-day effort that limited how much water the city gets, wrapped up early Tuesday.

City officials announced that the daylong restrictions on water usage were lifted at about 10:30 a.m. Under the restrictions almost all outdoor watering was prohibited between midnight and 11:59 p.m. 

The restrictions were needed as work crews install valves on a 42-inch water line that delivers most of the city’s water from a the League City water pumping station in Webster, Assistant City Manager John Baumgartner said. That station gets water from the city of Houston.

League City is updating that station to improve water pressure, mainly in the city’s east side, Baumgartner said. Work on the station should be done by the end of July, he said.

That facility accounts for 16.5 million to 17 million gallons of water each day. By comparison, the city’s west side pump station provides about 5 million gallons a day, and the Gulf Coast Water Authority line supplies about 2 million gallons to the city.

There will be another day of severe water restrictions on June 24, city officials said.

Mainland Editor T.J. Aulds may be reached at 409-683-5334 or tjaulds@galvnews.com.

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