Residents In Parker Co. Subdivision Fed Up With Ongoing Water Issues

Andrew Greenstein
July 13, 2018 - 5:17 pm
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WEATHERFORD (1080 KRLD) - Residents in one Parker County neighborhood say they've had it with their ongoing water issues.

For more than two days, folks who live in the Horseshoe Bend subdivision had no running water.

"I've never lived in a place where the water was shut off, unless you didn't pay your bill, one frustrated resident tells NBC-5.

Residents had tried reaching their water provider, Texas Rain, to no avail.

"They said they'd tried to call," says Joel Kertok with Parker County Emergency Management. "They even went to the business, and nobody would answer or open the doors."

Kertok says his office had the same lack of luck.

"Our office has tried to call several times, and we were unable to get a hold of them as well," Kertok says.

The Texas Division of Environmental Quality says the culprit was an issue with a storage tank.

"On July 11, the water system’s operator stated a large leak had drained the ground storage tanks but has since been repaired," the TCEQ says in a statement. "As of July 13, 2018, residents have water but at low pressure. The system remains under a boil water notice."

The TCEQ says it's too early to speculate on what, if any, penalties Texas Rain could face.

KRLD has reached out to Texas Rain for comment, but calls have gone unanswered.