The City of Eastland Public Works crew installed two new 14” valves in the early morning hours of Friday, September 22, 2017. The valves were installed on the Main Pump Line which transports water from the I-20 Pump Station to the Water Tower located at Park Hill. The simultaneous installation involved the Public Works team as well as J & W Services crewThe main 14” line has had two major failures in the last year which caused the city to be out of water for several hours, and which resulted in disruption of businesses, closing of schools and inconvenience to our residents. The 64 year old water line had insufficient valves to isolate the leaks which resulted in lost system water pressure. The new project installed two new isolation valves to enable the city to quickly isolate the leak in our next line failure. The city will use these valves repair the leaks quickly, without the loss of water pressure, save valuable water and greatly reduce the inconvenience to our businesses and residents.
The project work began weeks ago when the city ordered the supplies for the project and preassembled all the components. Mayor Vernon and Ron Duncan met with local businesses to alert them of the project and solicit input. We then coordinated with J &W to put together and construction team at two sites for the simultaneous installation. The city issued public service announcements, code red alerts and distributed flyers to the community about the planned water outage to ensure we minimized disruption. We then staged supplies and equipment at the work sites and excavated the installation sites.
The staff turned off the water pump line at 11:00 P.M. and both teams worked for five hours to remove old water line, install the new valves, and restore service before our residents woke in the morning.
As of 5 A.M. Friday, September 22 the valve installation has been completed. The water system is back up to pressure and running. The City is now under a Boil Water Notice. Once the city receives confirmation that our lab results are clear, we will rescind the Boil Water Notice. We anticipate receiving word as early as Saturday.
The city staff wishes to thank all of our residents for their patience and cooperation. We also thank our Public Works crew, as well as J&W Services for their outstanding work.
CITY OF EASTLAND
TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
The City of Eastland is giving notice of the city’s intent to submit a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program application for a Texas Capital Fund grant request of up to $730,000 to provide infrastructure improvements along Highway 6 and the intersection of Interstate 20 in the City of Eastland. The application is available for review at City Hall, 113 E Commerce St., Eastland, TX 76448 during regular business hours. For further information, contact Ron Duncan, City Manager, at (254) 629-8321. Para más información en español, comuníquese con Ciudad de Eastland al (254) 629-8321.
BEGINNING THURSDAY, 11 P.M.
MAJOR WATER LINE REPAIRS WILL CAUSE OUTAGES, BOIL NOTICE
Citizens asked to conserve water, Delay sprinkler systems
On Thursday, 09/21/2017, at 11 pm, the City of Eastland will be shutting down the main water line for valve replacement. The replacement will likely take up to 7 am on Friday morning. When the water is restored, a boil water order will be in effect until further notice. The most affected areas will be east of the football stadium, but all water users should be prepared for a complete loss or decrease in water availability and are advised to conserve water accordingly.
All water users are requested to conserve as much water as possible during this time. If you have automatic lawn sprinklers please adjust the timers to not operate your system from 11 p.m. Thursday, September 21 until such time as the repairs are made and the system is at full operation.
September 21, 2017
Due to repairs to the main water service line serving Eastland which resulted in a loss of system water pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the CITY OF EASTLAND to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption effective 1:00 A.M. on September 22, 2017.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the City of Eastland will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Ron Duncan, Eastland City Manager at 254-629-8321.
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