According to GrahamLeader on August 31st:
The City of Breckenridge is without water and under Statge 4 Emergency Water Shortage Conditions restrictions due to a water main break Monday, Aug. 31, afternoon.
Breckenridge elementary and junior high school has been canceled for the day. Breckenridge ISD is asking parents who can to come sign their kids out of school. Breckenridge High School will have regular scheduled practices this afternoon. Buses will run at regular times.
According to the Breckenridge American, Breckenridge City Manager Andy McCuistion said a 12-inch water main behind the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center on Lindsey Street burst around noon, Monday, Aug. 31, draining all three of the cities water towers, leaving no backup supply for city of Breckenridge water customers.
“We’ve got crews on the scene working hard to repair the water line, and my guys at the water plant have assured me there is enough pressure on the lines right now to avoid issuing any ‘boil-water’ notices,” McCuistion said. “I’m hoping that is enough to hold us until the line is repaired.”
McCuistion’s office issued a citywide state of emergency declaration a little before 2 p.m. asking residents and businesses throughout the community to conserve water as much as possible.
“The stage 4 declaration will be in effect until such a time that would allow our backup water supply to refill,” McCuistion said. “The goal for water conservation is less than 700,000 gallons of water per day of total consumption.”