UPDATED: City of Georgetown lifts emergency water conservation request

The city of Georgetown issued an alert April 25 asking residents to conserve water and avoid a boil-water notice. (Courtesy Pexels)
The city of Georgetown issued an alert April 25 asking residents to conserve water and avoid a boil-water notice. (Courtesy Pexels)

The city of Georgetown issued an alert April 25 asking residents to conserve water and avoid a boil-water notice. (Courtesy Pexels)

Updated April 26

The city of Georgetown lifted its emergency request April 26 for water customers to conserve water after resolving an issue at its largest water treatment plant.

"The issue at the water treatment plant has been resolved. Temporary repairs will keep us running until permanent repairs can be made," the city stated in a Facebook post.

Updated 10 p.m.

The city of Georgetown issued an alert late April 25 asking residents to "immediately limit water use," according to a Facebook post.


Due to an issue at the city's largest water treatment plant, Georgetown officials are asking residents to not run their washers, dishwashers or showers in an effort to conserve water. The goal is to avoid a boil-water notice while crews work on repairing the issue. The post originally stated a timeline was unknown, but a 9:50 p.m. update said the city anticipates needing customers to limit water using into the morning of April 26.

The update said the cause of the issue was a fire at a transformer that resulted in the pump station and intake pump going down, according to the city.

"We are working to get a large generator to help and with regional partners to ensure we have a supply of safe drinking water," the post stated.



The city of Georgetown has about 43,000 water customers in a 440-square-mile area that also includes parts of Bell, Burnet and Williamson counties.

The city will continue to post updates on its Facebook page.

In early February, Austin Water customers had to boil water for a few days in after employees failed to properly respond to an issue.

Editor's note: This is a developing story with updates.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.