Groesbeck's 'Band-Aid' fix to water crisis

POSTED: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 4:25pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

GROESBECK -- While it felt a bit more like Fall today, the drying effects of the Summer are still wrecking major havoc for Groesbeck.

The city is within weeks of running completely out of water, but after calling an emergency city council meeting last night the city approved building a 3 mile long water pipeline that will pump water from upper Navasota River into the Groesbeck water system.

But the mayor of the city says that this is only a 'Band-Aid' or temporary fix.

"We have hired a company that is going to search for water in this area so that we might be able to drill a well to get some ground water. That also goes along with the possibility of joining in with some other companies or systems in the area if possible. We'll just see what we can do. Everything we can do we will do as soon as possible to get us through this situation," Groesbeck Mayor Jackie Levingston said.

The pipeline will provide roughly four months of water for the city.

The city will continue with its current water restrictions and ask for residents to conserve.

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