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Perusing Facebook this morning, we noted an urgent message on the Port Lavaca Facebook page which you can view here.

Apparently, around 9 am this morning a construction contractor accidentally hit Port Lavaca's water transmission which brings water to the City from the GBRA or Guadalupe Blanco River Authority.

"URGENT!!!! WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE!!! A construction contractor has hit the water transmission line which brings water to the City from GBRA. Crews are mobilizing and sometime this morning the water will be shut off coming from the plant. At that time, the water distribution system will be operating solely from the pressure and water supply in the Village Road Tower. City of Port Lavaca customers (as well as GBRA customers north and west of town) must conserve water and only use it for ESSENTIAL purposes while the repairs are being made. We will keep you updated as the situation progresses."

An update was given about an hour ago letting residents know that crew was beginning repairs and the water from GBRA is still shut off while repairs are being made. You can read the update here as well. " All-City of Port Lavaca and GBRA customers north and west of town must conserve water and use it for essential purposes only until further notice," was the message given to residents via Facebook.

We are thinking of our neighbors in Port Lavaca today and hope their water is restored promptly. It's hard to believe with the weather we are having today to think just a few weeks ago, Texas was without electricity and for many, water as well.

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