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PRESS RELEASE 7/5/2024 @ 1:22 pm

Posted on July 5, 2024



Mayor Susan Byrd has called for immediate implementation of Stage 4 of our city’s Emergency Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan. This will be in effect for the City of Marlin until further notice.


This plan and all associated conservation measures are in place due to an unidentified leak within the City of Marlin water distribution system. As a result of the leak, our water towers are unable to sustain adequate water pressure. This greatly affects their ability to fill. The City of Marlin may be without water service as early as this weekend if the leak(s) is not identified and repaired.


Engineers from TEEX Public Works Response Team are graciously providing assistance to the City of Marlin personnel. Measures being taken to locate the water leak(s) include, but are not limited to, the use of drones and other advanced techniques and equipment.  Mayor Byrd requests that all City of Marlin residents promptly report any suspected leaks, ground water accumulation, muddy areas, etc. Mayor Byrd is also requesting residents to be patient with the public works crews. Currently, Public Works personnel are focused entirely on locating and repairing water leak(s).


Briefly, Stage 4 water restrictions prohibit:


  1. car or vehicle washing – commercial or residential; and
  2. the watering lawns and gardens – commercial or residential; and
  3. use of water for any construction purposes whatsoever; and
  4. no filling or refilling or adding water to swimming pools, wading pools, and jacuzzi pools – so the Splash Pad at Apple Sports Park will not be functioning during this water crisis; and
  5. all other provisions listed in the City of Marlin Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan.



The above-listed restrictions shall apply to all persons whether a resident of the City of Marlin or not.  Violations of the above-listed restrictions may result in the issuance of citations resulting in fines and / or penalties.



Mayor Susan Byrd is grateful to the dedication of Marlin’s work crews in their efforts to resolve this crisis and the commitment of all Marlin residents to conserve its water resources.


To report water leaks or signs of a leak, please call (254) 883-9255.

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