As of 10 pm Sunday evening, the water system continues to use water at several times the rate at which the well can refill the storage tanks.
Our next step is going to be closing the valves almost all the way overnight tonight to allow the well some time to refill the tanks. During this time, the interconnect with Diboll will remain open and the valves at the well will not be completely closed, so you should still have a small amount of pressure for emergency water.
We fully expect this will lower pressures enough that a boil water notice will be issued, so we recommend going ahead and starting to boil your water now.
If the tanks have recovered enough to make it feasible, we intend to open the valves back up from 6 to 9am to allow everyone to prepare for work.
Our crews have already been through the system several times in the past week looking for leaks, but nothing has been found so far. We will be reading meters early this week and examining those readings to see if we can isolate any potential customer side leaks.
We will provide updates as often as possible as we try to minimize the impact of this shortage.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.