CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE: City Manager Gary Edwards reported to 3News that the water boil advisory for Aransas Pass was lifted Thursday afternoon.
After a week-long mandatory water boil alert, city crews in Aransas Pass managed to find and repair the leak in one of their water mains.
The break in the pipeline was several miles north of Aransas Pass in a pipe that feeds a private housing development.
"It was well out of the city limits. It was feeding an area that we provide water too. City by the Sea between here and Rockport," city manager Gary Edwards said.
Edwards said besides being located in a very muddy farm field, the leak was pointed downward making it even harder to spot.
"We had to have people in kayaks looking for the leak over the weekend. We had to wade in deep water and sometimes the water was 3,4,5 and 6 feet deep," Edwards said.
According to Edwards, the cost of fixing the break will be in the thousands of dollars and includes the water that leaked out of the pipe since the city buys its water from the San Patricio water district.
Residents and local business owners were troopers carrying the water boil in stride after the city began using social media to keep citizens informed.
"As we began to get those updates out there we began the see the attitude began to change simply because we were keeping people updated and letting them know where we were," Edwards said.
The water boil notice can't be lifted until TCEQ approves the findings from Aransas Pass. City officials hope that could have the boil notice lifted as early as Thursday.