Several Eastland County Residents Without Water for a Day

Published 12/03 2013 05:12PM

Updated 12/03 2013 06:39PM

Morton Valley Water Supply customers were without running water most of Tuesday after the company made improvements and repairs on its main line.

Office manager Patricia Emery says they're upgrading their system and have replaced old valves that control where the water goes in and out of.

Crews started working a day before to minimize the water shut-off. Source of water was closed from the morning to late afternoon.

Some customers such as Camry Stovall just got back from the holiday break and was forced to wait on doing laundry or cleaning dishes.

"It's a little inconvenient trying to do everyday things," Stovall said. "You don't know how important water is until you don't have it."

Since Stovall received a notification the night before, she managed to get her water jugs filled.

As a result, a boil water public notice was issued by MVWSC due to the day-long improvements. Emery says it will take a couple of days before consumption of water is safe.

The company gets its water from Lake Leon and is distributed to homes, barns, and oil fields on the outskirts of Eastland and Ranger. Customers alongside TX-112 and TX-101 were all affected.

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