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Padre Island main water line now repaired

Crews were working on the 24 inch water main late last night, and through the overnight hours.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Tuesday, February 23:

Residents of Padre Island will be happy to hear this as a problem with the main water line that serves the island has now been repaired. Crews were working on the 24 inch water main late last night, and through the overnight hours.

Residents were told to conserve water during especially during that time, and to prepare for the possibility of service interruptions if the repairs did not go as planned.

Apparently, everything did go as planned. There were no service interruptions, and again, the repairs have been completed successfully. 

Updated: Monday, February 22:

The City of Corpus Christi announced that repairs to the water main that services Padre Island will resume at 9:30 p.m. Monday.

The repairs were postponed after the contractor overseeing the project determined that additional parts were needed. Those parts arrived Monday.

The City said "restoration is expected to take six hours to complete, provided no unforeseen complications arise."

During the overnight hours, as crews work to repair the water main, Padre Island will get water from the Coral Vines elevated storage tank and the Sand Dollar Pump Station ground storage tanks. If crews are still working past the tanks' supply capacity, Island residents could experience a loss of water.

Island residents are encouraged to conserve their water when possible during the repair window Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Sunday, February 21: 

Repairs scheduled to begin Sunday night on a major water main that provides services to Padre Island have been postponed.

The city says that on Sunday the contractor overseeing the project determined additional parts are needed. Those parts have been ordered and the city says they are expected to arrive Monday, February 22.

If the additional parts arrive Monday, the repairs will begin that night.

Water service to The Island will be temporarily turned off, but the water in the Coral Vine Elevated Water Storage Tank and the Sand Dollar Ground Tanks will provide water during the overnight construction period.

The city recommends that Island water customers conserve water during the overnight hours on February 22.

Saturday, February 20:

The City of Corpus Christi is advising residents on The Island to be prepared for a possible disruption in water services beginning Sunday at 11:55 p.m. The city says the planned outage is anticipated to last six to seven hours.

"A large 24 inch main that acts as the main artery of water service to The Island requires repair at a section of the pipe near the Texas Sea Life Center," stated the city.

During the repair period Sunday to Monday, the Island will get water from the Coral Vines elevated water storage tank and the Sand Dollar Pump Station ground storage tanks.

According to the city, during lowest water demand window, which is overnight, the water tanks will serve customers for six hours.

If crews are still undergoing repairs past the tank's supply capability, the Island could experience a loss of water service until crews are able to complete their work and the main is back online.

The City recommends that residents conserve their water use where possible during the repair window.

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