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City of Marlin continues to work through issues with water system

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Posted at 11:32 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 12:34:32-05

MARLIN, TX — The City of Marlin continues to work through issues with their water system.

On Sunday, water was reported to be continuing to slowly return to people, as the freshly-repaired city water plant pumped 1200 gallons per minute into the town.

According to Marlin Mayor Carolyn Lofton, water personnel are pumping 1300 gallons per minute into town on Monday, which is "max pumping."

However, they are not seeing results in the town.

"They are working major leaks around town which is usurping water," Mayor Lofton said. "The water is being turned off at the leak until repairs can be completed."

Mayor Lofton said city crews are surveying the community for any leaks and ask if you see a leak in your streets, please call City Hall to report it.

Marlin has located 2 new compressors and are working out the details to have them shipped to the city.

Maylor Lofton also said they received a call from TDEM today and were informed that Falls County, along with other rural counties in the area, have been designated as "priority 1 counties" for resources.

"I have just received notice from H-E-B that they have secured non-potable water for Marlin citizens that can be used to flush toilets," the mayor said on Monday. "We will stage these tanks behind City Hall in the overflow parking lot. We are waiting for spigots to arrive before the tanks will be ready for use. We are hoping to have these ready for use this afternoon."

Officials are asking residents to please turn off the water from the meter if you experience a leak at your home. This saves water as well as prevents residents from having expensive water costs. If you are elderly or disabled and cannot turn your water off yourself, please contact City Hall for assistance.

"The resources that we have been working for and hoping for are expected into this community soon," Mayor Lofton said.