Boil-water notice for Travisso subdivision in Leander canceled

The map provided by the city of Leander shows the affected area. (Courtesy city of Leander)
The map provided by the city of Leander shows the affected area. (Courtesy city of Leander)

The map provided by the city of Leander shows the affected area. (Courtesy city of Leander)

A boil-water notice for residents in the Travisso subdivision and Sterling Classical School in Leander has been canceled as of 11 a.m. March 3, according to a city press release.

The morning of Feb. 28, a water line near Goodnight Trail and Durango Hills in the subdivision was damaged by contractors, affecting water service to the master-planned, 2,118-acre subdivision and Sterling Classical School on Angel Side Drive.

The water line was repaired over the weekend, but the water was not safe to drink until water samples were tested for bacterial levels, according to the city.

Results revealed no trace of coliform or E. coli bacteria, which eliminated the need for residents to boil water and then let it cool before drinking, cooking or ice making, according to the city.

Citing t
he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the city in the email recommended water customers take these steps before using water:

  • Flush pipes and faucets. Run cold water faucets for at least five minutes.

  • Flush water coolers. Run coolers with direct water connections for five minutes.

  • Flush home automatic ice makers. Make three batches of ice cubes and discard all three batches.

  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.

  • Drain and refill hot water heaters set below 113 degrees.

  • Change all point-of-entry and point-of-use water filters.


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