City Experiences High Number in Water Main Breaks Due to Heat

City crews are working diligently to keep up with summertime water main breaks. Severe heat and lack of rain can lead to extremely dry soil, which in turn can lead to water main breaks.

The Water Distribution Division has seen an increase in water main breaks from an average of 10 per day to more than 20. Once a water main break is confirmed, the repair is prioritized based on severity of leak, location and date of receipt.

City crews will process and repair all breaks as soon as possible, trying to minimize interruption to services. The community is asked to be patient and report all water main breaks by calling the City Call Center at (361) 826-CITY (2489). For more information contact: Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at (361) 826-3583 or