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  — Crews need another day to finish up work on a 42-inch line that supplies the bulk of the city's water.

Because of that the city's ban on outdoor watering will continue through Wednesday.

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 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.

Residents and businesses were on a 24-hour Stage 3 restriction that prohibits almost all watering outdoors. Officials had hoped the work would be done on Tuesday.

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