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groveton texas city limits 250TCNS staff

GROVETON — While work on the well feeding the city of Groveton with water continues, it remains incomplete, and city officials caution that water conservation measures remain in place.

Mayor Ralph Bennett said Weisinger Well Co. has removed the sand from the well and will begin repairs Monday, as well as installing a new pump.

If all goes as planned the well should be up and running by the end of the week, Bennett said.

“I have signed the construction contract for the new water well, which has been sent to Texas Water Development Board for approval,” he said. “Please continue to conserve water as much as possible.”

The Stage 4 water use restrictions include:

•no irrigation of landscaped areas.

•no use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, or other vehicle.

•no use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or jacuzzi-type pools

•no operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life.

•use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety and welfare.

Water use defined as non-essential or prohibited include:

•Washdown of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, or other hard surfaced areas.

•Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection.

•Use of water for dust control.

•Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street.

•Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leaks.

For more information, contact City Hall at (936) 642-1122 with any questions or concerns.

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