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City of Beaumont has lost its water supply due to Harvey floodwaters

Vehicles make their way through high waters that measured over a foot on Eleventh Street at the railroad overpass in Beaumont, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Despite barricades warning not to continue traveling through the route, several drivers drove around them and slowly drove through. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

BEAUMONT, Texas (KFDM) - The City of Beaumont has lost its water supply throughout the city due to Harvey floodwaters causing the Neches River to flood the city's pump station, according to Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Pennison.

In the next three to four hours, the City of Beaumont will be without water until repairs can be made.

Workers will have to wait for water to recede to determine the damage before repairs can be made, Pennison said. Therefore, there is no way at this time to determine how soon repairs can be made.

Press release below from the City of Beaumont:

Due to rising waters of the Neches River caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, the City of Beaumont has lost service from the main pump station.
The pump station is located along the Neches River and draws water from the river as the main source of water for the City’s water system. The City has also lost the secondary water source at the Loeb wells in Hardin County. At this time there is no water supply for the City water system.
We will have to wait until the water levels from this historical flood recede before we can determine the extent of damage and make any needed repairs. There is no way to determine how long this will take at this time.
Under these circumstances, the City of Beaumont anticipates it will lose water pressure throughout the city within the next three to four hours.

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