UPDATE: Low water pressure continues for some Burkburnett residents


UPDATE: The City completed the replacement of the valve on E Sycamore Monday night.

But officials said they also uncovered an old cast iron tee with lead soldered joints adjacent to the valve that had to be removed from the system.

Unfortunately, this caused the project to last longer than anticipated and expanded the areas that experienced loss of water.

Regarding the low water pressure, the valve replacement has not resolved the entirety of the problem.

Crews have been out since early Tuesday morning systematically working their way from the Water Treatment Plant to the south elevated tower checking each valve in the system to make sure each valve is in the open position.

There has been a leak detected on Gayle Street that may be a part of the pressure issue.

Crews will be excavating Tuesday morning and begin repairs.

The City would ask that if you see what may be a leak in your area, please report it to City Hall, 940-569-2263.

City crews are working diligently to resolve the problem.

BURKBURNETT (KFDX/KJTL) — The city of Burkburnett has been made aware that residents are experiencing low water pressure issues around Sycamore, Harriet, Meadow, Berry, and Pecan.

The city has been investigating the pressure issue and examining the mains to determine if there is a leak on the system causing the problem. There were no leaks detected.

They are also began reviewing the water valves adjacent to the area experiencing pressure problems to determine if they have a faulty valve causing the problem. After investigating the valve system, they have determined that there must be a valve that is stripped and not opening all the way.

After finding the valve they have called for emergency line spots and will be cutting out the old valve and replacing it Monday. As such, these streets will be without water during the valve change-out: E Sycamore, Danberry, Amherst, Parliament, Patricia, Cora, and Sycamore Circle.

Excavation will begin as soon as we have received the emergency line spots. They anticipate the project will take 4-5 hours to complete. Water will be restored as soon as the new valve is in place.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact City Hall, Mike Whaley, at 940-569-2263.

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