- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Galveston has resumed regular water operations after last week’s freezing weather caused some pipes to break and led to a citywide conservation effort.

A city statement says the amount of water in Galveston’s storage tanks was back to normal Monday after being critically low. Authorities say freezing conditions a week ago caused numerous leaks and led to at least 3,000 calls about water problems at homes, businesses and city mains.

City Manager Brian Maxwell said the amount of water lost prompted an emergency and conservation through the weekend, as part of a drought contingency plan.

Galveston officials say residents are encouraged to continue reporting leaks to city utility authorities.


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