Mayor Declares Local State of Disaster for the City of Laredo


The declaration states that City of Laredo residents are urged to refrain from using water for non-essential purposes while crews work on restoring it in affected areas. Image Sources:  Facebook and wikipedia for illustration purposes.
The declaration states that City of Laredo residents are urged to refrain from using water for non-essential purposes while crews work on restoring it in affected areas. Image Sources: Facebook and wikipedia for illustration purposes.
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Laredo, Texas — Effective on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, Mayor Pete Saenz has signed a declaration of local disaster for the City of Laredo, Texas. The declaration states that City of Laredo residents are urged to refrain from using water for non-essential purposes while crews work on restoring it in affected areas. Some non-essential uses of water include:

  • Watering lawns
  • Irrigation or irrigation equipment
  • Washing vehicles, including at commercial car wash facilities
  • Washing pavement or other outdoor surfaces
  • Adding water to swimming pools or spas
  • Operating ornamental fountains or ponds, other than those necessary for aeration to support aquatic life

The declaration is effective for seven days from the date that it is signed, unless it is continued or renewed by the Laredo City Council. As of today, affected areas remain under the boil water until further notice.

“As we are facing a major city issue, we must unite all Laredoans now more than ever and help each other. If you have water, I urge you to conserve it while those who are affected get their service restored. When we are in need, we all come together to help. I continue to express my gratitude to all third party agencies such as the Infrastructure Safety and Training Institute and the Texas Division of Emergency Management for guiding and providing us with much needed resources during these dire times. I also commend and thank our City staff and crews for working around the clock to help their fellow Laredoans during this emergency,” states Mayor Pete Saenz. 

To view the full declaration, click here.

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