The City of Brownfield has put Stage 3 water usage restrictions in place for the next 3-4 days as crews work to repair a break in the water main on the west side of Meadow. Local residents are advised to be conscious of their water usage and abide by several restrictions in the meantime.

Restrictions include:

  • Irrigation of landscaped areas is absolutely prohibited.
  • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is absolutely prohibited.
  • The filling, refilling, or adding of water to swimming pools, wading pools, and jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited.
  • Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.
  • No applications for new, additional, expanded, or increased-in-size water service connections, meters, service lines, pipeline extensions, mains, or water service facilities of any kind shall be allowed or approved.

Crews worked through the night to begin the repair process on the damaged water main, but say that the repairs will take several days. City officials remind the community to be patient during this time.

There is nothing to be concerned about as additional water is being used from the city’s wells and will easily sustain residents until the water main is repaired. There are also 400,000 gallons available to firefighters in the case of an emergency.

While water will have more chlorination in it, it is completely safe and poses no danger for regular use.

Residents are encouraged to contact City Hall with additional questions at 806-637-4547.