Repair work on the newly discovered Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority pipe leak wrapped up March 1.

The new leak in the 36-inch raw water pipeline was found after an inspection Feb. 15, and repair began in late February. Though the repair is completed, it will still take BCRUA officials a few days to safely refill the pipeline and facility basins and monitor the system for setbacks, according to Leander officials.

Leander entered into Phase 3 of its Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan on Feb. 24 in response to the new leak and repair time. Until the BCRUA facility is back online and able to safely distribute water, Leander residents will still remain in Phase 3, city officials said.

Phase 3 requires Leander residents to conduct hand-held watering only. Irrigation systems should be shut off, and all nonessential and industrial watering uses will be prohibited in this phase with minimal exceptions.

If the system is functioning properly, officials said, the city could transition back to Phase 2 as early as March 6.