Dozens of Leander subdivisions placed under boil water notice, outdoor watering ban

The blue outline indicates areas that have been placed under a boil-water notice, according to Leander spokesperson Mike Neu. (Courtesy city of Leander)
The blue outline indicates areas that have been placed under a boil-water notice, according to Leander spokesperson Mike Neu. (Courtesy city of Leander)

The blue outline indicates areas that have been placed under a boil-water notice, according to Leander spokesperson Mike Neu. (Courtesy city of Leander)

The city of Leander has issued a boil water notice for several neighborhoods, according to a July 18 news release from the city.

"The approximate area affected includes all water customers within the boundaries east of Travisso neighborhood and west of Toll 183A, including Bryson neighborhood," the news release said.

According to city spokesperson Mike Neu, a power outage at Sandy Creek Water Treatment Plant, at
10400 Trails End Road in Leander, during the early morning of July 18—paired with peak water demands over the past several days—created "sharp reductions in water volumes and pressures."

Water service has been reinstated, according to Neu, but water pressure remains below average and may take several days to return to normal, according to the release.

The city released a list of all affected subdivisions, which are listed at the end of this story.


The city recommends those in the affected area follow boil water instructions issued by the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC recommends using bottled water for drinking and food preparation. If unavailable, tap water should be brought to a "full, rolling boil" for at least one minute. Once the water cools, it is safe to consume.

Outdoor watering is also banned in the affected area of the city, according to Neu.


On July 16, the city issued a Stage 2 water restriction, which limits outdoor irrigation for the entire city.

City officials do not know how long the boil-water notice will remain in effect, according to Neu.

The affected subdivisions, according to the city, are: Alterra, Atkin Addition to Leander, Benbrook Ranch, Bliss at Mason Hills, Bluffs at Crystal Falls, Boulders at Crystal Falls, Bryson, Carneros Ranch, Carneros Village Apts, Connellys Crossing, Cottages at Crystal Falls, County Glen, Crystal Crossing, Crystal Falls Townhomes, Crystal Falls Village, Deerbrooke, Devine Lake, Enclave at Maya Vista, Estates of North Creek Ranch, Fairways at Crystal Falls, Falcon Oaks, Gateway, Grand Mesa at Crystal Falls, Greatwood, Haven Oaks, Hawkes Landing, H-E-B Leander, Hermosa Village, Hernandos Hideaway, Heritage Glen, High Chaparral;

Highlands at Crystal Falls, Highway Village, Homestead, Horizon Park, Lakeline Ranch, Leander 61, Leander Crossing, Leander Heights, Leander Mobile Home Park, Leander Station Senior Village, Leander Village, Lion Acres, Leander ISD, Magnolia Creek, Mason Creek, Mason Creek North, Mason Ranch, Merritt Legacy Apartments, Merritt Skye, Montierra Ranch Apartments, North Creek, North Creek Apts, Northside Meadows, Oak Creek, Oak Ridge, Old Town Village;

Overlook Estates, Pleasant Hill Estates, Ridgewood North, Ridgewood South, Savanna Ranch, Starlight Village, Talia, The Standard, Timberline West, Trails at Leander, Village at Leander Station, Villas at Vista Ridge, Vista Ridge, Westview Meadows, Westwood, Williams Tract, Woods at Crystal Falls, and Woods at Mason Creek.


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