WACO, TX — The City of Waco is requesting that all customers in the Highway 84 corridor and areas west of Hewitt Dr., conserve water as much as possible and stop all outdoor irrigation tomorrow (03/24), between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
City staff says they have discovered a leaking expansion joint inside the Ritchie Rd. Elevated Storage Facility.
The leak is significant and requires immediate action to prevent a catastrophic failure and sudden loss of pressure.
Replacement of the expansion joint is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24th. To facilitate the repair, the tank will be removed from service at 8:00 a.m. The city anticipates returning the tank to service by 10:00 p.m. the same day.
During the time the tank is offline, all customers in the area will be served from the Old McGregor Rd. Ground Storage Facility.
Although this facility should adequately service all customers in the area, normal redundancy and storage capacity will be significantly reduced during these 14 hours.
All water customers should be mindful of usage and remember that irrigating outdoors during the daytime hours is generally an inefficient and wasteful use of water.
Conservation of water is always important. Using water wisely helps to ensure an adequate supply is available for everyone. For water conservation tips and ideas, visit here.