Tank to bring stability to system

Published 12:03 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Town of Victoria saw an absence of water access Friday due to a significant leak that required the replacement of a valve and fire hydrant near the intersection of 11th Street and Washington Avenue. According to Victoria Town Manager Rodney Newton, schools were not affected, this time, as it was a professional development day for the staff.

He said the town was anticipating being able to bring the elevated water storage tank back online around Wednesday.

“This should bring some stability back to the system,” Newton said.

Students at Central High and Lunenburg Middle schools were dismissed at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 due to water outages in Victoria.

At that time, Lunenburg County Public Schools Superintendent Charles Berkley said water services were interrupted at the two schools “due to a water line break caused by a contractor performing a job in the Town of Victoria.”

Berkley said water had been restored at about 1:30 p.m., but he said schools had been released at 1 p.m., citing the delay of water line repairs and the potential well-being of students as reasons for the closure.

Several water leaks have been reported since work began on an elevated water tank in Victoria in August, which has added increased pressure to the water lines — the alleged cause of the leaks over the past two weeks.