Water problems

Crews work on installing valves on Tuesday to a 42-inch water line that supplies the bulk of League City's water. Work could not be completed Tuesday so the city extended its outdoor watering restrictions through Wednesday.

COURTESY PHOTO/City of League City.

LEAGUE CITY — Your lawn may now be watered and the car in the driveway may be washed. The extended outdoor watering ban for residents was lifted at noon Wednesday.

League City officials issued an outdoor watering ban all-day Tuesday as crews worked on a 42-inch water line that supplies the bulk of the city’s water. 

When work wasn’t finished, the ban was extended through Wednesday.

Crews were able to finish the work, and water pressure was back by noon.

The restrictions were needed as work crews installed valves on a line that delivers water from a League City water pumping station in Webster, Assistant City Manager John Baumgartner said.

The city is expanding that facility and hopes to have it running by the end of the month.

While violators of the outdoor watering ban faced fines of up to $500, no one was cited during any of the restriction periods, city spokeswoman Kristi Wyatt said.

The city did receive two phone calls from residents who complained about others who were accused of violating the restrictions, she said.

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

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