City says Leander boil water notice affecting over 20,000 will continue through at least July 24

The red area shows the part of Leander under a boil water notice. (Courtesy city of Leander)
The red area shows the part of Leander under a boil water notice. (Courtesy city of Leander)

The red area shows the part of Leander under a boil water notice. (Courtesy city of Leander)

Affecting more than 20,000 residents, Leander’s boil water notice entered its third day July 20—and the city said the notice will continue through at least July 24, according to a news release.

The city began flushing water lines the morning of July 20 and will begin testing multiple samples throughout dozens of Leander subdivisions July 21. City employees will be releasing water from hydrants and water valves throughout the city, the news release said.

The city is asking all city residents to “cease or restrict” all outdoor irrigation the week of July 20-24. On July 16, the city issued a Stage 2 water restriction, which regulates outdoor irrigation for the entire city.

"Peak water demands in the summer are largely caused by outdoor watering," city spokesperson Mike Neu said in the July 20 news release. "If affected customers can stop irrigation over the next few days, and all residents can limit outdoor watering, our water system will recover much faster."

The boil water notice was prompted by a power outage at Sandy Creek Water Treatment Plant, at 10400 Trails End Road in Leander, during the early morning of July 18. The outage, along with peak water demands over the past several days, created "sharp reductions in water volumes and pressures," according to the city.


The city recommends those in the affected area follow boil water instructions issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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.

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 ISD, Leander Mobile Home Park, Leander Station Senior Village, Leander Village, Lion Acres, 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, The Standard, Starlight Village, Talia, 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.

The city on July
19 published online a detailed Geographic Information System map showing the affected neighborhoods.


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