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Marlin’s water plant is pumping, but towers aren’t filling

Marlin’s water plant was pumping at its maximum rate Monday, but towers weren’t filling and...
Marlin’s water plant was pumping at its maximum rate Monday, but towers weren’t filling and leaks are the reason. (File)(AP Images)
Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 11:29 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2021 at 4:25 PM CST
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MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) - Marlin’s water plant was pumping at its maximum rate of 1,300-gallons-per-minute Monday, but towers weren’t filling and leaks are the reason.

“The water is being turned off at the leak until repairs can be completed,” Mayor Carolyn Lofton said in a press release late Monday morning.

“Our city crews are surveying the community for any leaks. If you see a leak in our streets, please call city hall to report it,” she said.

Lofton advised residents who have leaks in their homes to shut off water from the meter.

Elderly or disabled residents may call city hall for help in doing that, she said.

H-E-B has secured non-potable water that residents can use to flush toilets, she said.

A tanker was in place Monday afternoon behind city hall, where residents may fill their own containers with water.

H-E-B will bring a truck of drinkable water on Thursday to Marlin, Lofton said.

There will be no distribution site at H-E-B until Thursday when the water truck arrives.

A burst pipe at the plant during the region’s historic freeze triggered a cascading series of water issues in Marlin with which officials have been dealing now for a week.

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