Winter Storm Impacts in League City

CITY UNDER BOIL WATER NOTICE

Due to current regional and area wide water system demand associated with the on-going weather event, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of League City public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions). 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In order to return League City’s water pressure and end the boil water requirement, we are asking all residents to stop dripping water from their faucets and outdoor pipes and to identify any leaks that may be caused by broken pipes. To report a broken water line, please call League City Line Repair at 281-554-1390.

CITY CLOSURES

Due to the mass power outage across League City and the state, League City municipal buildings will continue to remain closed on Thursday, February 18. This includes City Hall, the City Hall Annex, Municipal Courts, Hometown Heroes Recreation Center, and the Civic Center.

 

Helen Hall Library: The library will be opened for residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for residents to check out books, use computers, or as a place to keep warm.


City staff members will be answering calls and assisting residents from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. . Residents can call the main City line at 281-554-1000 

 

City Parks will be closed at 6 p.m.

 

Trash: Ameriwaste will resume trash service on Thursday, February 18 for League City customers who are normally scheduled for Thursday collection. Workers will NOT be collecting recycling, heavy trash, or yard debris.  

There will be limited window that the landfill is open, so customers need to put their household waste out early.

 Due to this week’s weather emergency, customers will only have one day of regularly scheduled garbage service—Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.

Water PIPE Breaks 

The League City Line Repair Department is responding to water pipe breaks across the City. In the event of a busted pipe or water leak, residents should turn the water off to their home. The valve to shut off water to most homes is located on the side of the home or in the garage. 

If you cannot locate or shut-off the main water supply valve to your home, call Line Repair at 281-554-1390. This line is manned 24 hours a day. Pleas be patient as we are experiencing an extremely high number of calls at this time

Public Works would like to encourage residents to start checking for leaks around their home. Leaks will typically be outside and under homes, especially with back-flow devices and irrigation systems. As water service lines begin to thaw, residents could see a loss pipes burst and water leaks occur.  Many residents are experiencing broken water lines located inside the house, particularly in the attic, which have caused flooding inside the home.

Power Outages

For the latest numbers visit https://poweroutage.us/area/state/texas.

Those with power are encouraged to conserve as much as possible to help ease the burden on the electrical grids and return power more quickly. To do so, residents are encouraged to keep household temperatures below 70 and avoid using heavy appliances.

 Many residents are taking un-safe measures to keep warm.  Do NOT do the following:

  • Do NOT use a generator inside your home or garage. League City has responded to several calls of possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Luckily no serious injuries have been reported.
  • Do not use gas grills or charcoal grills inside your home to stay warm. League City has responded to several fire calls related to improper use of grill inside homes
  • If you are going inside a vehicle to stay warm, do not leave the car in the garage, even if the door is open. Please move your vehicle to the driveway or street..
  • Do not use a stove or oven for heat, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. 

If your power has been out for several hours and your home is too cold for your health and safety, the City is encouraging residents to reach out to a relative, neighbor, or friend that has power. 

If that is not possible, League City has opened a Warming Center at the Hometown Heroes Recreation Center located at 1001 East League City Parkway. Space is limited. Pets are not allowed. Masks are required while at the warming center. Food and blankets will NOT be provided. 

Those with power are encouraged to conserve as much as possible to help ease the burden on the electrical grids and return power more quickly. To do so, residents are encouraged to keep household temperatures below 70 and avoid using heavy appliances.

Utility Late Fees and Shut Offs Suspended

Because of the massive power outage and closure of city facilities, League City is suspending utility bill late fees until the end of the month and will not be cutting off water service to residents until next month. We understand that our residents are dealing with critical health and safety issues that take precedence. We will be happy to assist our customers with their payments after the severe weather issues have been resolved. 

Driving

Traffic lights are out across the City. If a traffic light is out, treat it as a four way stop sign. Slow down and make a complete stop. Be careful on the roads if you have to be out. Otherwise stay home. Visit http://drivetexas.org for the latest roadway closures and for sites of ice on the roadway visit  http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/