BEAUMONT, Texas (FOX 26) - The city of Beaumont has lost its water supply throughout the city due to floodwaters.
The city's pump station has been flooded by the rising waters from the Neches River.
Beaumont will be without water until repairs can be made, but they have to wait for water to recede to determine the damage.
Therefore, there is no way at this time to determine how soon repairs can be made.
Beaumont released the following statement:
Due to rising waters of the Neches River caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, the City of Beaumont has lost service from the main pump station.
The pump station is located along the Neches River and draws water from the river as the main source of water for the City’s water system. The City has also lost the secondary water source at the Loeb wells in Hardin County. At this time there is no water supply for the City water system.
We will have to wait until the water levels from this historical flood recede before we can determine the extent of damage and make any needed repairs. There is no way to determine how long this will take at this time.
Under these circumstances, the City of Beaumont anticipates it will lose water pressure throughout the city within the next three to four hours.