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Taco Lunch

Fulcrum Employees will serve 1,000 lunches from 11 AM till gone. Limit 10 per vehicle.  Taco, chips, drink.  Call your friends, neighbors.

Taco Lunch

Drive through at Orangefield High School.  An Engineering consultant from La Feria Tx (valley), Fulcrum Consulting Services, is furnishing the meal

Drive Through Lunch

Orangefield WSC is sponsoring a drive through Taco lunch tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 08, 2017.  The drive through will be at Orangefield High School.

Sewer update

please limit use at Oilla until Saturday. If any problems, please call  361-220-0738. . We have employee on call.

Sewer update

all vacuum stations are working.  If you can not flush please call 361-220-0738.  A employee will come and check.

sewer updates

we will continue to work late tonight.  when you get up in the morning and still have standing sewer, please text me your address, 361-220-0738

sewer update

when we try to discharge too much, too quick, every thing slows down, your system might stop working first.  be patience, only discharge what you have to

 

 

 

sewer update

when sewer drains cutomer tries to clean up or start washing cloths or dishes.  this reduces vacuum and system water logs and others want drain.

sewer update

as you can see, all stations have had vacuum, except oilla, all have had pods on majority streets work and drain sewer. we are continuing to work all stations.

sewer update

all other stations has had some relief. some have had standing sewer in bath tubs or showers. when vacuum returned sewer drained. 

sewer update

Oilla serves cajan way from 1442 to liscomb, garrrison and streets inbetween. It had the highest water in all the stations.

sewer update

Oilla Sta is still pumping rain and flood water.  No sewer at this time.  Do not flush or use washing and dish washing equip.  we will let you know when ready.

WATER OFFICE

The water office is closed today. It will be open tomorrow, Wed., Sept 6. Bills will be mailed tomorrow.  Post Office has been closed.

WATER UPDATE

ORANGEFIELD WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.  THERE IS NO "BOIL WATER NOTICE", NEVER HAS FROM THIS STORM.

sewer update

(continue) all together.  Harvey shut all down. we had the worst damages.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND KIND WORDS AND PRAYERS.

sewer update

there are six vacuum sewer systems in Texas, all on the coast. we are the largest. we have more vacuum pumps than the rest together. Harvey shut all down. 

sewer update

folks we are just about there except for oilla.  be patience and control discharge and we will be back to normal by weekend, even oilla.

sewer update

(continue) text me your address in the morning. 361-220-0738 , i will have an empoyee come in at 6 AM, to check addresses for service.  

sewer update

we were able to get to the harmon sta this afternoon.  we will start cleaning and testind tomorrow.  it serves tulane fron just n of 62 to/including 90 area.

sewer update

the oilla station has been pumped out and sewer and vacuum pumps tested. will start pumping water in the morning.

sewer update

the dupont sta serves hwy 62 from dupont warehouse n to orange  service area, tulane rd 1/2 mile n on tulane.  most service area up, employee will work tonight.

sewer update

the 10 inch line still has water over roads and candy canes. unable to work line. the 8 inch has some service and an employee is working tonight.

sewer update

the hwy 62 station serves hwy 62 with a 8 inch from winfree church area n to rv park n of 105. also a 10 inch on carbou, elk to 105, 105 from 62 to cow bayou and strees n & s.

sewer update

cormier sta serves 408, 105 from 408 to bobcat trails and streets n and s of 105 including schools. this sta has the most up and working. employee working.

sewer update

we have three employees work tonight as long as they can, they worked most of last nite & today. we have better luck working the system at nite.

sewer update

the turner sta has a 6 inch line serving the paulwood addition, 1 - 4 streets and hollis rd.  the same results today as 8 & 10 inch lines.

sewer update

the turner sta has a 10 inch line serving the bessie heights, 1442 from bessie heights to 105 and streets either side of 1442. same results today as 8 inch area.

sewer update

at times today we have had some vacuum on most streets, then lose it because of the volume of water pumping.  some got relief. tomorrow will be a better day.

sewer update

the complete message is included in the email mode.  the turner sta has an 8 inch line serving the turner rd, bridgefield area including between thomas and taylor circle 

sewer update

i am sorry but the limit of text causes it to not print all words in the text mode. we are limited to 160 characters.  it does not abrev words and jumps to next sentance

sewer update

as we reach out to the areas farthest from the vcuum stations, the more sewer and infiltrated water we have to remove. somrtimes equipment fails and we loose vacuum

sewer update

we are making very good progress compared to the condition of the system when we started.  some areas have seen some relief, even though it may be temporary.  

sewer update

we have made good progress at Turner, Cormier, Dupont and Hwy 62.  we have vacuum pumps running at all four stations. we were only able to get to Harmon and Oilla today

Sewer update

we had to stop pumping for curfew at 8 pm. We left pumps running. Some may pump most of the nite. We will start back st 6 in the morning.

sewer update

we pumped a lot of storm water today. Slow, but pumping at Turner, Cormier, Dupont and Hwy 62 no vacuum yet.

Sewer update

we will let you know which streets have vacuum as we go. The Harmon and Oilla stations are still under water.

Sewer update

we are trying to start on tha Turner station . Depending on which isolation valves we can get to will depend  on progress for that station.

Sewer update

each station takes different times to dewater. We have started to pump at Dupont, Hey 62, and Cormier stations.

Sewer ipdate

after dewatering  the storm water, vacuum will return and empty sewer collection pods. Each vacuum station is different.

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.

Sewer Update

All available employees are working that area and will continue until all systems are recovered. call 361-220-0738, 409-670-2473, 409-670-3507 if still having problems

Sewer Update

The Turner sta is the only area of sewer service not completely recovered.  The area north of Nobles and FM 1442 is still pumping a lot of water. 

Sewer Update

We are still pumping a lot of water, please refrain from normal use through today.  We should be in good shape after today. thanks for your understanding.

Sewer Update

Most of the systems are up and working.  Some pods will fail to open with out manually, if pod too full.  Please call 409-735-9422 with address if you still have problems.

Sewer Update

Let 1 inch of water stand in tub witout stopper.  when water is gone, system should work. check drainage again if working, Flush.

Sewer Update

Some advice for checking service, run some water in bathtub. If it drains well then flush toliet. It ,not let 1 inch of water stan in tub without stopper. 

Sewer Update

All employees are on job.  all will stay until all customers are back in service.if possible. Updates will continue tonight.

Sewer Update

At 8 am turner pit was overflowing with rain water. Nowhere to pump water until ditches went down.  Roads closed in the area.

Sewer Update

Turner sta had over 10" of rain between 5 and 7 am.  The pit in sta has 40ft x 40ft by 22ft deep pit with pumps and equip installed.

Sewer Update

Turner sta still has some water in sta pit. Should start pumping system water around midnite.  Hopefully all service up by 5 am

Sewer Update

2 stations will have some service back up around midnite, balance before 5 am.

Sewer Update

1 sta has half customers back in service, other half still under water, can't service till water goes ,down

Sewer Update

OWSC has 6 vacuum stations.  2 are completely up and in service.  1 has 2 service areas, 1 is up and other still flooded with high water, can't service until water goes down

Sewer System

making progress at all stations. Should be up by midnight. Turner will be last to get back in service. Believe it will by morning.

Sewer Problems

Will send out information on Turner Station as we are able to look at the damages and estimate time to be back in service.  Call ofice 409-735-9422 if any questions.

Sewer Problems

All other stations are water logged, but can be pumped and back in service.  Please refrain from sewer discharges until back in service

Sewer Problems

At this time , The Turner Vac Sta is down, completly flooded.  All area served by FM 1442, from Turner to FM 105, all side streets and Paulwood area.

TS Cindy

All systems are operating, employees are on duty until threat of heavy rain is over. Please call 406.670.2473, 09.221.4619, or 361.220.0738 if problems

TS Cindy

Due to possible heavy rain in the next 48 hours, please use caution with waste disposal including washing cloths.

TS Cindy

Alerts will be issued as needed. Thanks for your help.  If you know of any broken candy canes or clean outs please let us know.  They are our main problem.