Water pressure problems after storms in Big Spring

Water pressure problems after storms in Big Spring

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES/KBYG) - Big Spring is experiencing low water pressure issues Monday evening.

Big Spring City Manager, Todd Darden said these problems are due to an electrical problem at the city's water treatment plant caused by Sunday's storms.

Our media partner in Big Spring, KBYG News sent the following statement from Darden, "We lost all our electrical switch gear at the Water Treatment Plant due to the storms yesterday (Sunday). We got emergency generators running around 5:30 pm today that allowed us to start treating water late today. Throughout most of today we had pumping capability and used that through around 6 pm today but had to cut that back so we could maintain an emergency supply to the system . We are filling things back up at the plant as we speak (10 pm) and hopefully by early morning we should have most everyone back to normal pressure. I would ask that citizens only use water for essential needs as we get through this critical next 24 hours."

Residents are being asked to conserve water until the problem is resolved.

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