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City update: Rec Center, water service and emergency calls

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Visit www.elgintx.com/civicalerts.aspx or Facebook @CityOfElginTX for the latest updates from the City of Elgin.

The Elgin Recreation Center does not have water service and will not be opened as a warming shelter this evening. Emergency resources available Austin Disaster Relief Network at 512-806-0800, Travis County Hotline at 512-304-4233, Elgin Police Department 512-285-5757.

City of Elgin Utility customers should expect pressure and intermittent service disruption until 10pm Tuesday February 16. Crews are making repairs as quickly and safely as possible to the leak at Avenue C and 2nd Street. The City of Elgin water utility is NOT shutting off water. Water outages may occur due to the extended, subfreezing temperatures.

If you have an outage: Possible water main leaks can be reported kaytrantham@ci.elgin.tx.us if it’s an emergency call 512-285-5757. Leaks within your home at the sink or toilet can be turned off at the appliance, and you will need to follow up with a local plumber. Leaks that need to be turned off at the meter must be reported to the City. Continue to drip faucets. This water can be collected to help with drinking or non-potable uses, such as flushing toilets. Please conserve water: Avoid running water for extended periods of time Avoid uses that require large amounts of water if possible Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has some tips if you suspect pipes are frozen at https://bit.ly/3u3Iz4T

Emergency Calls only to Police department. They do not have information about when electric service will be restored. more information on the state’s power grid, go to ercot.com; information related to the storm and tips are at https://bit.ly/3bnG9pp