Beaumont without water due to Harvey flooding

Volunteers help a woman after she was rescued by boat from her home in Beaumont, Texas, in the aftermath of Harvey on Wednesday Aug. 30, 2017. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

BEAUMONT, Texas (KXAN) — The City of Beaumont, already battered by Harvey, has now lost water service.

Just after midnight, city officials say it has lost service from its main pump which pulls water from the Neches River, as well as its secondary water source at the Loeb wells in Hardin County. The Neches River is rising and causing issues there.

The city says it will have to wait for the flood waters to recede so it can determine what was damaged and try to restore water service.

During a news briefing Thursday morning, city officials said they don’t have an exact timeline on when the water will be restored. The city says while they are waiting for the water to recede, they are working on alternate solutions.

“We are working on an alternative location to pump water from the plant, but there are no guarantees it will work, but it’s a viable option,” said a city official during the briefing. “We’re going to do everything we can to restore water service.”

 

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