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Laurent Street flooding due to sump pump failure

Avoid the area until the water is clear

    VICTORIA, Texas - According to Victoria Public Works, 45 minutes after rain started on Tuesday morning, sump pumps failed at the underpass on Laurent St., three blocks South of Houston…

City of Victoria changing its water treatment process

Starting June 1, Victoria will begin treating its water using chlorine rather than chloramines.

The City of Victoria is changing its water treatment process. On Wednesday, June 1 the City of Victoria will begin treating its water using chlorine rather than chloramines. City of Victoria Public Works Director Ken Gill says this change is…

Brentwood neighborhood suffers water outages and discoloration

Texas Commission of Environmental Quality investigates and fines Aqua Utilities

TEXAS - For years, families who live in the Brentwood neighborhood have struggled with discolored water. Linda Schumenemann previously lived in the City of Victoria 20 years ago. Ever…

Temporary changes to the City's water disinfection process begins June 1

Some changes in taste and odor are possible

VICTORIA, Texas -- The City of Victoria will make temporary changes to its water disinfection process beginning Tuesday, June 1. The City will disinfect its water using chlorine rather than chloramines. This change will occur for approximately one month. There…

Victoria Police and Fire deliver water to residents still struggling

Neighbor helping neighbor following Polar Plunge

    VICTORIA, Texas- When city manager Jesús Garza learned some residents at an apartment complex might all be struggling with limited water he and other city workers including the Victoria Police Department and the Victoria Fire Department stepped…

City of Victoria water supply storage capacity increases

The Polar Plunge

VICTORIA, Texas- After most residents had some water pressure levels restored yesterday, the City of Victoria this morning continues making progress in restoring water pressure throughout the system and increasing water storage capacity. At this time yesterday, the city was…

Several main water line breaks in Victoria

The Polar Plunge

VICTORIA, Texas -- The City of Victoria is aware of several main water line breaks that resulted from today's severe winter weather impacts and have now caused an interruption in many residents' water supply. The City is actively investigating and working…

Tips on conserving energy during polar plunge

Here are some tips on how to conserve power, energy, and water during the winter storm.

VICTORIA, Texas - We are all experiencing the winter storm, also known as polar plunge, on a national level. As power outages go on, here are some tips to help you conserve energy, and help prevent a second outage when…

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Galveston

29-foot pleasure craft that had become grounded on a bar near Mud Island

HOUSTON, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners after their vessel began taking on water near Galveston on Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled 29-foot pleasure craft that had become grounded on a bar near Mud…

What keeps Pluto's ocean from freezing?

When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in 2015, researchers hoped that its data would help them unravel some of the dwarf planet's mysteries. Instead, the discoveries made during the close-up look at Pluto and its moon Charon revealed more questions that needed answering.

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

The theme-park company SeaWorld has published new data from its captive killer whales - information that scientists say could help inform how they go about trying to save sick or stranded orcas in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.