Friday, June 22, 2012

Water fight

So, great, we finally get breaking news happening here, and what form does it take? 

Crumbling public infrastructure in the form of a 30-year-old breaching water line (this is pretty much League City's only major transmission line, by the way), complete with a Centerpointe backdrop for the photo-ops. 

Immortalized (screengrabbed) from
Galveston County Daily News
The water main break isn't actually at Centerpointe Drive as the news coverage makes it appear - it's a bit farther south.  But in order to work on it with a minimum of disruption, the City closed Calder between Centerpointe and Link Road.  All southbound Calder traffic is being diverted onto Centerpointe, which explains the current greater-than-normal amount of traffic through the neighborhood. 
Looking north on Calder, this morning.  Several news media outlets stopped in front of the barrier and shot footage with Centerpointe as the backdrop.

Of course, going around the barrier via the sidewalk was also an option for some...
If you've run your water at all today, I'm sure you've noticed the lack of tap pressure.  Pretty sobering that the City seems to have relatively little in the way of a Plan B for water service, whilst relying on a failing main line. 

This situation is expected to be resolved within the next 48 hours, according to KTRK.  Meanwhile, we are under emergency water restrictions which means NO landscape watering whatsoever until the repairs are completed and service restored. 
See the League City announcement at this site for further info:

Hustle, guys. 
This was the jobsite as of about 10 a.m. this morning. 

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