The Community Development Advisory Committee will hold its regular public meeting and public hearings at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2021.
The City of Bryan requests that all Bryan residents and businesses immediately begin conserving water, as the city’s water pressure is critically low, which puts essential services like firefighting in danger.
“We’re low on pressure, and we need folks who have had their faucets open to turn them off, and to use as little water as possible,” said Director of Public Works Jayson Barfknecht. “This will allow us to catch back up.”
Anyone with a water leak also is requested to turn their water off to conserve water supply. With the current temperatures above freezing, there should be little danger of the plumbing freezing during the day.
Barfknecht said the city is pumping all of its available water, but the water pressure deficit is likely due to a large number of water leaks on private properties. City crews are checking meters, as well as the water distribution system, for leaks as quickly as the weather and road conditions allow.
Once adequate water pressure is achieved, the city will alert the public that it is again safe to begin dripping faucets and using water.