City of Beaumont replacing valve to resolve water issues

Water map Beaumont

The city of Beaumont is taking measures to resolve an issue that has caused many of its residents difficulty and discomfort. The city is replacing a water valve meant to provide relief to residents who have recently experienced a loss of water at their homes and those who have been under a boil notice since June 22. 

The city has announced that the Water Utilities Department will conduct a valve replacement project on a 24-inch water line on North Major Drive between Delaware Street and Village Drive starting at 8 p.m. on June 30. The maintenance is expected to last until 10 a.m. the following day.

The city is "planning, prepping, and working to minimize service interruptions during the valve replacement project," according to the city's announcement regarding the project. During the project, the city warns, some customers in the affected area could experience lower water pressure than usual and others could experience a complete loss of water. The attached map shows which areas will be out of water at the start of the project. 

"Out of an abundance of caution and to stay in compliance with TCEQ requirements, the boil water advisory notice issued on June 22 will continue to remain in place until the valve maintenance project has been completed," cautioned the city announcement June 28. "During this time, the City is advising customers to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least two minutes prior to using it for eating, drinking, or making ice. Water can still be used for washing clothes and bathing."

During the valve replacement project, Delaware Street from Wilcox Lane to Valmont Avenue will be closed to thru-traffic and only available to local traffic. The street closure will coincide with the valve replacement project and be closed from Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. until Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m.

"This valve replacement project is a normal part of utility operations. At no point during the valve replacement project, either this week or last week, was the integrity of the water distribution system at risk," stated the city.