Boil water notice lifted for Liberty Hill, Westinghouse area but residents must limit to essential use

Boil water notice lifted for Liberty Hill and Westinghouse area on Feb. 21. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Boil water notice lifted for Liberty Hill and Westinghouse area on Feb. 21. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Boil water notice lifted for Liberty Hill and Westinghouse area on Feb. 21. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The boil water notice for approximately 3,000 City of Georgetown water customers was lifted on Feb. 21, according to a news release.

Those living in Liberty Hill and in the Westinghouse area bound by I-35 and FM 1460 no longer need to boil their drinking water after the quality of water passed laboratory tests by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, it said.

Customers in these areas might experience sedimentation and/or discoloration resulting from the loss of pressure in the water system. To remove sedimentation and/or discoloration, individuals should let the water in household pipes, ice maters and water fountains run until it appears clear prior to drinking or cooking, it said.

Of the Georgetown water customers, those living in Florence remain under a boil water notice. This impacts about 720 customers, it said. Officials said they submitted samples for water testing from Florence on Feb. 21 and expect test results to return in one to two days.

Officials ask that even as the notices are lifted, residents must limit water to essential use only. Effective 5 p.m. on Feb. 21 through 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 24, all customers are prohibited from using water unnecessarily, officials said.

This includes:

  • Using water for irrigation or testing of irrigation equipment;

  • Washing vehicles, including at commercial car wash facilities;

  • Washing pavement or other surfaces;

  • Adding water to a pool or spa;

  • Flushing gutters;

  • Conducting foundation watering;

  • Operating an ornamental fountain or pond, other than aeration necessary to support aquatic life; and

  • Industrial water use.

Violations may result in administrative charges on customer bills and can be reported to [email protected], it said.

Customers can further help by limited using appliances that use a large amount of water such as washing machines and dishwashers, and taking baths, officials said.

“As the water system works to refill the water towers, it does take time for the system to fully respond, and continued fluctuations in water pressure are to be expected,” it said. “As the water utility works to repair and restore the system, customers are asked to continue to conserve water as much as possible.”

The city lifted its boil water notice for about 15,900 customers on Feb. 20. At its peak about 19,500 customers were under a notice.

View the water outage map here.


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