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Residents asked to limit water use

Eagle staff report

The city of Bryan is asking residents to refrain from washing vehicles, watering lawns and filling swimming pools while repair work is being performed at the city’s low-service pump station on North Texas Avenue.

Repairs are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday with the initial stages of work to be completed by Thursday morning. But the city’s Water Services Department requests that residents significantly reduce their outside water usage until Monday.

“The city of Bryan has a total of 12 million gallons of water stored in elevated and ground storage facilities,” said Lawrence Carter, Water Services Department Manager. “This time of year, we only use seven or eight million gallons per day, so we should be in good shape. As a backup, though, College Station will be providing water to us during the repair work.”

Carter said that the work is being conducted before temperatures spike and the city’s water consumption increases.

The planned capital improvement repairs will cost about $143,000 and will be performed by Bryan Construction Company.


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