Efforts to obtain drinking water

Chief Daniel Baum, the City’s Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator, has provided an update on the City’s efforts to obtain drinking water for Taylor residents.

The City has been hard at work to find water for residents as we continue to work with the Brazos River Authority (BRA) to bring the municipal water system back on-line. Thus far we have been unable to obtain water locally due to local suppliers being out of stock and unable to receive new deliveries until roadway conditions improve.

The City of Taylor has requested water through the State’s emergency management system at both the County and State levels. So far, we have not received any water from these sources. There are reports that FEMA is sending trucks of water to Texas, but the City cannot directly request resources from FEMA. Those resources are requested through State emergency management system, and we have submitted our request. The City has also reached out to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, and at this time neither entity has water available for the City.

Unfortunately, nearly all communities in the State of Texas are attempting to obtain the same resources, which makes the situation more challenging. We are, however, optimistic that as roadway conditions improve, and delivery trucks can get back on the road, we will be able obtain water as soon as it is available.

We will keep you posted on the water situation as new information becomes available. In the meantime, please visit our Resources page at http://bit.ly/3bkIyAT for additional information.

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