PA lowers water pressure, asks residents to conserve

PA lowers water pressure, asks residents to conserve

City of Port Arthur has reduced water pressure throughout the city and is asking residents to conserve water use due to "above average number of large water main breaks" in the city's water system, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release Jan. 4.

The City of Port Arthur's water is supplied by the Lower Neches River Valley Authority, Carpenter explained.

"Through voluntary compliance, mandatory restrictions can be delayed and possibly avoided," Carpenter said. "The issue is expected to be resolved early Friday."

Carpenter said the city would continue to update residents and notify them if any mandatory conservation measures will be put in place.

The City of Port Arthur suggests that residents follow these water conservation tips:

  • Check visible faucets, pipes and toilets for leaks - turn these off at the source.
  • Take shorter showers or postpone them until Friday morning, if possible.
  • Turn off water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Wait to wash dishes until water pressure returns.

The city asks that residents call the Utility Service Center Dispatch for more information at (409) 983-8550.