News Flash

City News

Posted on: July 8, 2022

Water Main Breaks

water main repair

With the soaring temperatures and lack of rain, NRH Public Works is seeing an increase in water main breaks. It’s not uncommon during the dry, hot summer months. As the ground gets parched, it contracts and shifts, which can put pressure on buried pipes causing them to break.

If you lose water pressure or see water coming out of the ground, this could be a sign of a water main break. Water main breaks should be reported to the Public Works Utility Division at 817-427-6440 during business hours or 817-281-1000 after business hours. Don’t assume your neighbor will make the call. We would rather receive multiple reports about a suspected problem than no calls at all.

If water is turned off in your neighborhood for an emergency repair, please be patient and know that our crews are working as quickly as they can to get it back in service. How long it takes to repair a main break can run from a few hours to a day or more. It depends on several factors, such as pipe size, pipe material and pipe depth. A typical repair takes about six hours.

Before beginning repairs, the utility must request the locations of other buried utilities, such as gas, telecommunications and electric. It can take two hours after the request is submitted to get these locations marked. Knowing the location of other buried utilities is essential to avoiding disruptions of other utilities or injuries to workers and others.

Once service is restored, you may notice your water appears cloudy. This is merely due to air being trapped in the water system while repairs were being made. After sitting for a few minutes, the cloudiness will dissipate as the air bubbles break apart.

Because water mains are located underground, crews often have to dig up a section of street when making emergency repairs. Once the water main is back in service, NRH Public Works will make a temporary repair to the street. A more permanent street repair will be completed several weeks later, after the ground has dried and the soil has settled. 

Thank you to our NRH Public Works staff for your hard work in making these repairs! 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Proposed Budget & Tax Rate

Posted on: August 12, 2022

TEXRail Parking

Posted on: August 11, 2022

Clear the Shelters

Posted on: August 9, 2022

Special Election

Posted on: July 25, 2022

Water Conservation Reminder

Posted on: July 22, 2022

Movie Theater Update

Posted on: July 12, 2022

Fire Department News

Posted on: July 7, 2022
Be Mosquito Free

Mosquito Spraying

Posted on: July 6, 2022

Homestead Exemption

Posted on: June 28, 2022

City Council Place 5 Vacancy

Posted on: June 14, 2022

Public Art Relocation

Posted on: June 14, 2022

NRH2O Hours of Operation

Posted on: June 13, 2022

Oaths of Office

Posted on: May 19, 2022


Posted on: May 6, 2022

Message from NRH Animal Services

Posted on: May 6, 2022

Bedford Euless Road Improvements

Posted on: April 28, 2022

May Election

Posted on: March 8, 2022

Property Value Notices

Posted on: April 21, 2022

Police Department Press Release

Posted on: April 15, 2022

Iron Horse Boulevard Improvements

Posted on: April 8, 2022


Posted on: April 1, 2022

Notice to Pet Owners

Posted on: March 11, 2022
Iron Horse Hole 1

Iron Horse Golf Course

Posted on: March 9, 2022
Trash cans

Republic Services Updates

Posted on: February 1, 2022

2021 Year in Review Video

Posted on: January 14, 2022

NRH Citizen Survey Results

Posted on: January 12, 2022
vaccine sign


Posted on: March 5, 2020
Cotton Belt Trail

Trail System Improvements

Posted on: November 4, 2021
Council Chambers.jpg

Annual City Budget and Tax Rate

Posted on: August 4, 2021


Posted on: October 28, 2021

Website Redesign

Posted on: September 22, 2021
Street icon

2020 Bond Program

Posted on: November 4, 2020
street maintenance 1.png

Preventive Street Maintenance Program

Posted on: February 25, 2021
Leaderhsip Team

Get to Know Us

Posted on: August 14, 2020
City Point Rendering

City Point Development

Posted on: December 18, 2019
See Tracks? Think Train Sign

Rail Safety

Posted on: December 31, 2019