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Sewer update

To get the system up at each vacuum station we have to dewater the vacuum lines of storm water infiltration .

sewer updates

pardon the missing words on text messages, no control, the complete message in email. it does not have spell check also.  its a start folks.

sewer update

isolation valves on last message. the management and employees want to recover the sewer system because they too are inconvienced. 4 had to vacate their homes. 

sewer update

we will do the best we can. some vaves are in ditches with high water. electrical power was still off this afternoon but we have a generator.

 

sewer update

we will look at starting to pump at turner and cormier stations.  there is still a lot of standing water in critical areas. we will do our best.

 

Sewer Update

The Harmon and Oilla stations are still flooded and we can't get to them. They will be the last ones to recover.  Alot of prople had to be evacuated from the area.

Sewer Update

We will start pumping at the Dupont and Hwy 62 stations in the morning. It will be in limited areas because of standing water.

Sewer Problems

We are prepared to start recovery asap where possible. We will advise on progress. We will try to recover areas without high water first.

Sewer Problems

#5. Most isolations valves under water in ditches, some more than 6ft deep

#6. Power out at Turner sta

We are prepared to start recovery asap and will advise 

Sewer Problems

#3. High water over candy canes several places

#4. Can not get to Oilla and Harmon Sta, high water flooded 

stations 

Sewer Problems

#1. Water falling slowly if falling.

#2. High water on Cormier Rd at treatment  plant, unable to get service trucks out

Water

OWSC Water is safe to drink at this time . You do not need to boil water. Social Media has put out a lot of false information.

Sewer Update

We still have customers calling who continue to use sewer system and want to know why sewer backs up into tubs or shower.. 

Sewer Update

The sewer system is still down because of flooding.  We still cannot get to 4 stations. Will keep you updated as we try to return service.

Drinkind Water

Water Well #1 is out of service because of flooding. Water Well #2 is in service and expected to stay in service . All water is safe to use.

Sewer Update

Cormier, Harmon, and Hwy 62 Vacuum Stations are shut down because of flooding in service areas. Sewer will be out until water recess.

Sewer Updare

Orangefield has had over 20" of rain over night in several areas. Turner, Oilla, and Dupont Vacuum Stations are flooded and we can get to them. 

Sewer Problems

We will start again in the morn. We have been "flooded" with calls. Over 90% have been most understanding and very polite.

Sewer Problems

Most of our employees could not get home tonight. They are spending the night at sewer treatment plant.  We will start again in the morn

Sewer Problems

We tried again this morning but with rain could not make any progress.  This afternoon we could not get to 4 of our stations 2 to 3 ft water.

Sewer Problems

"We began to loose service at 3 am" was left off 1st message. "They were sent home to be back this morn". Was left off 2nd message.

Sewer Problems

It was obviously we were not going to improve the service. Our employees had started work at 8 in the morning before. They were sent home tobe back this morning.

Sewer Problems

At 2 am this morning we had approximately 60 to 70 % of our customers back in service, then more heavy rain came. At 3 we began to loose service.

Sewer Problems

we are still pumping water. We will continue to work on getting the sewer back in operation. 

Payment of bills

 The office is closed today .  There will be no water cut off from late payments this month  because of the weather .

Sewer Problems

we have pumped over 600,000 gal water, mostly rain water, from 6 pm last night till 9 am this morning, at Turner Sta. Normal it is 35,000 to 50,000 gal daily.

Sewer Problems

 It is the responsibility of a property owner to repair All sewer and water service lines.  If they would we would not have this problem .

Sewer Outages

Looks like more rain moving in from Houston area. We will do the best we can and keep you updated.

Sewer outages

 Limited use of sewer still needed. We are making little progress. All we can do is pump water. 

Sewer Outages

The heavy rains continue to cause water logging and outages. We will pump water as long as it takes. We are pumping a lot of water.

Sewer Outages

We will continue to work on system. We will keep you informed. We appreciate your patience.

Sewer Outages

Infiltration of rain water from homes water logs vacuum lines.  Broken clean outs and candy canes are the main problem.

Sewer Outages

Please do not use washing and dish washing machines until further notice.  Run water in tub, if it drains, flush.

Sewer Outages

We are having outages in all areas.  All employees are working on problems.  Please limit use of sewer.

Turn on station sewer problem

 Working on sewer pumps.  Please  limit sewer  discharge until pumps fixed. Will  Post when ok. 

Turner station Sewer problem

Turner station sewer pumping problems. Aera includes service to fm 1442 and streets east and west

Possible Sewer Problems

If you have sewer problems, the worst thing you can do is use washing machine or dish waser.  They have pumps and will flood the sewer system in your home.

Possible Sewer Problems

Please call 409-670-2473 , 409-221-4619 , 361-220-0738, 409-670-3881 and give address and phone number if any problems so we know where problems are.  All employees are on call.

Possible Sewer Problems

Remember if you have trouble flushing, do not keep on flushing.  Run some water in a tub, if it drains flush, if not, do not flush until water drains.

Possible Sewer Problems

OWSC will use this notice feature to keep you up to date.

Possible Sewer Problems

Please be prepared to limit sewer discharge the next 3 or 4 days.  At times, complete loss of service could be possible for most customers.

Possible Sewer Problems

Please be aware of possible heavy rains for the next 3 or 4 days.