Water lines to be steadily replaced in Point Comfort, residents seeing yellow tint in water

POINT COMFORT, Texas -Kayla Hall and her family moved into their home on San Jacinto Street in Point Comfort earlier this summer, it wasn’t until Hall prepared a bath for herself she noticed a yellow film in the water.

“We buy two cases of water a week because he [her husband] has to take water to work,” Hall said. “We can’t afford to buy gallons of water all the time, so if I do have to spray him [her infant son] off whenever he has a blowout or something, I have to use the water in there. It’s really hard, it’s depressing, really.”

Hall posted these photos to social media in hopes of some action by city officials.

 

Following Hall’s post, representatives from the city flushed their water lines improving the water clarity somewhat and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reached out to collect a sample.

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A few years ago, thanks to a community development block grant, Point Comfort city officials were able to replace old rusted water lines on the northside of town.

The southwest side of town is the part of town in most need of new water lines.

Earlier this week council members approved another project to replace old water lines and plan to approve an additional project in the summer with grant monies, said Robby Silva, City Administrator for Point Comfort.  

“Because of the expense, we’ve been relying primarily on the community development block grants through the Texas Department of Agriculture, so those grants are available every two years, so every two years we’re able to apply,” Silva said.

Until then, the city contractors will flush the lines when they can, and the Halls will continue to purchase bottled water to bathe and cook for their infant child when they can afford to. 

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