BEAUMONT, Texas — Water flooded ditches and yards in front of several homes Thursday morning due to an apparent water line break in the south end of Beaumont.
Beaumont's Director of Water and Wastewater Operations Michael Harris tells 12News the break was reported to the city around 8 a.m.
The pipe that broke is a 12-inch cast iron main that had a six-inch split in the bottom of the pipe.
He says water should be back Thursday evening for all.
Workers will cut out a 10-foot section and replace the pipe. The old cast iron pipe section that is removed will be replaced with PVC, according to Harris.
The water leak filled the drainage ditch and is spilled into the front yards of homes in the 600 block of Highland Ave in the area of Irving St and Highland Ave in Beaumont.
Harris said Ward 4 Council Member Charles Durio reported the break directly to him.
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This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.
Here's some information from the City of Beaumont's website on what to do in case of a pipe burst...
If you notice any unusual water pooling in your yard, on your street, or even in your home, it may be a burst pipe. The first thing you should do is turn off the water supply to your home, so no more damage is done.
Then, call 3-1-1 to report a pipe burst. City crews will usually be out within an hour to address the problem. If the leak stems from your home, they will let you know to call a plumber as soon as possible.
These problems are common in any household, region or municipality, and can be remediated fairly quickly. We cannot stress the importance of filing a report with 3-1-1, so the city has a record of the incident. The more accurate the information, the better and faster the City is able to manage and address your issue!