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8:50 AM MARCH 9: The city of Marble Falls reported the major water line break has been repaired and Stage 5 emergency restrictions are canceled. The city has returned to Stage 3 restrictions.

3 PM MARCH 8: A major break in a large-diameter water line in Marble Falls triggered immediate Stage 5 emergency water conditions for all residents at around 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 8. All nonessential water use must be discontinued immediately, announced a city emergency media release.

Stage 5 rules apply to all residents and restrict the following: 

  • irrigation of landscape areas
  • use of water to wash any type of vehicle except in the immediate interest of public health, safety, or welfare
  • filling, refilling, and adding water to swimming pools
  • operation of ornamental fountains or ponds
  • fire hydrants with the exception of firefighting
  • serving water to restaurant patrons except on request

The restrictions apply until further notice. 

To receive emergency notifications from the city of Marble Falls, sign up for alerts at CivicReady.

nathan@thepicayune.com