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Marlin: Water Situation Improves Slightly

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

MARLIN (November 13, 2012)--The water situation in Marlin is beginning to show slight signs of improvement, but officials say strict water conservation measures remain in effect.

Marlin Fire Department Lt. Justin E. Parker said Tuesday in spite of improving conditions a boil order also remains in place until further notice.

Parker said on Monday five employees from the City of Marlin Fire Department, four employees of Marlin's water treatment facility, three Marlin Public Works employees, one Citizens Emergency Response Team member, one volunteer, three pipe contractors and three General Electric personnel worked until midnight to complete the hook-up of a G.E. portable package water treatment plant.

The temporary plant went into service at midnight Tuesday morning.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has allowed the city to run its water treatment plant and the G.E. package plant simultaneously to ensure that water levels are increasing in the city’s water storage facilities.

The temporary arrangement will remain in operation until technicians arrive to begin repairs, which are estimated to take four days, Parker said.

Parker said if no additional parts are required for repair; Marlin's water treatment plant should fully back on line by Sunday.

The temporary G.E. package plant will remain in use as a backup at the plant until approximately late this month, Parker said.


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