LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- After customers’ water was turned off, the Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority (LCWSA) has provided an update regarding service and water pressure.
They released the following statement on Sunday morning:
Last night, we gained a little ground on building pressure back into the Ardmore and West Limestone Areas. We are still trying to contact homeowners and businesses with significant leaks. As the weather warms up on Monday, we anticipate more breaks in homes and businesses will show up as the pipes begin to thaw. We urge everyone to survey their properties for busted or frozen pipes. The amount of property damage that we have seen thus far is staggering. Be sure to look at your meter’s leak indicator to help determine if you have a problem.
The boil order is still applicable in and around the Ardmore Area. When it is lifted, we will post it and have the EMA office send out an alert to everyone’s cell phones in Limestone County.
The most frequently asked question is when this will end. We don’t have a clear answer because we have a new batch of properties with leaks every day. The average household uses less than 500 gallons a day in water. A home with an irrigation system will use approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of water a day in summertime when they run irrigation. We are seeing numerous accounts with leaks that exceed 20,000 gallons a day. These numbers are based on what we are seeing here at Limestone.
Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority
According to LCWSA, one water break has been found in the northwestern part of Limestone County. Crews will continue to work this week to look for leaks and to help customers with leaks.
Following the statement, the Ardmore Water Department posted on Facebook that the LCWSA notified them to disconnect their system immediately. The following morning, the water department was told that they would be able to turn their system back on for about five hours, and the situation would reevaluated around lunchtime.
You can report any leak you see by calling the LCWSA at (256)-233-6444.