Leander lifts boil-water notice

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The city of Leander has canceled its boil-water notice as of 11:45 a.m. Feb. 23. (Courtesy Pexels)

The city of Leander has canceled its boil-water notice as of 11:45 a.m. Feb. 23. (Courtesy Pexels)

The city of Leander has canceled its boil-water notice as of 11:45 a.m. Feb. 23. Leander water customers no longer need to boil water, the city said.

Leander remains under Stage 4 water restrictions, which prohibit outdoor irrigation and encourage water conservation.


According to the city, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends several steps after a notice is lifted:

  • Flush pipes and faucets. Run cold water faucets continuously 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°F.

  • Consider changing all point-of-entry and point-of-use water filters, including those associated with equipment that uses water.


As of Feb. 22, at least 73% of the city's water system was restored. Full restoration was expected in one to three days, according to the city.
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.