City of Victoria will review water boil advisory Monday

Hotline continues to operate Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria has collected about 50 samples of water to send to TCEQ for testing. This weekend crews are still monitoring water lines. The city is following TCEQ protocols to get the water boil advisory rescinded.

Fire protection was returned to normal early Saturday afternoon.

Hospitals continue operating with limited potable water but with water pressure back up they are operating near optimal levels.

Statewide drinking water demand continues to be high as a result of water system failures. The city has distributed 1400 cases of water to various agencies helping residents. The city is looking at partnering with the Victoria I.S.D. and other schools who may need water. Local stores have plans to restock drinking water Sunday or Monday.

The city had widespread to total restoration of water within 72 hours.

Mayor Rawley McCoy acknowledged there was much work ahead of residents.

“I would like to remind people that we have been through a lot of personal tragedy, dispair, and fear in the past week,” said Mayor McCoy. “But let us also be thankful for the moments of good fortune we’ve experienced in successfully dealing with our problems.”

City Manager Jesus Garza said the city will eventually review its response to see how it can make improvements.

City crews are currently fixing leaks or repairing broken city water mains at these locations:

•1508 North St.

•LovaDr. & Flamingo Dr.

•710 W. Nueces St.

•Wheeler & Guadalupe

•1319 Sam Houston

•Gemini Ct.& Mockingbird

•601 Mistletoe

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The city will hold another press conference Sunday at 4 p.m.