UPDATE: Monday, 7/24/2017 at 10:00am, The Brownfield City administration announced that watering restrictions had been lifted and residents may resume normal usage of water. The main line break has been repaired by the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority.
City Administrators for the City of Brownfield announced Thursday that they are currently under Stage 3 water use restrictions because of a break in the primary water main near Meadow.
According to the Public Works Director, a contractor working on a fiber optic cable broke the water main west of Meadow, repair of the line is expected to take three to four days and will continue through the weekend.
City residents must observe the following restrictions including:
- Absolutely NO irrigation of landscaped areas
- Use of water to wash any motor vehicle of any kind is prohibited
- Filling, refilling or adding of water to swimming pools, wading pools, etc is prohibited
- Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for scenic purposes is prohibited.
- No applications for new, additional, expanded or increased in size water service connections, service lines, meters, etc will be allowed or approved.
To supplement the shortage the city currently is utilizing six of its water wells.
Brownfield’s water supply is provided by the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority.