Galveston County residents in Bacliff and Bayview were asked to conserve water Wednesday after a water main break in that area of the county required emergency repairs.

The two unincorporated communities are west of state Highway 146 along the edge of Galveston Bay. On Wednesday morning, the municipal utility districts that serve those areas entered emergency water restrictions and asked residents to refrain from using outdoor water.

The restrictions are expected to stay in place until at least Saturday as the Gulf Coast Water Authority makes repairs to the water line, which was damaged by a construction crew, officials said.

There are no restrictions on using water for bathing and drinking. The water supplies in the two communities are supplied to a backup well while the repairs are conducted.

The two districts that serve Bacliff and Bayview serve about 3,800 customers, officials said.


John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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