Boil water notice for portions of Leander cancelled

Residents in the area of Old Town Leander are encouraged to boil water prior to consumption. Residents in the area of Old Town Leander are encouraged to boil water prior to consumption.[/caption]

Updated at 3:45 p.m.

The city of Leander has cancelled its boil water notice for portions of Leander.

Original story:

Leander residents are being asked to boil water prior to consumption after unanticipated repairs were made to the city's water system on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

According to a notice on the city's website, water service was interrupted at the intersection of South Street and West Drive, near the Leander Methodist Church, and pressure in the area fell below the state required minimum pressure of 20 pounds per square inch. The area, known as the Old Town section of Leander, is bounded by West Drive, W. Broade Street, US 183 and Brushy Street.

According to the city, it is unlikely contamination has occurred. Regardless, residents in the area are asked to follow state guidelines from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality:

  • Water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption.

  • Water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil, and then boiled for two minutes.

  • Instead of boiling, purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

Samples of the water will be taken to a state-approved lab for analysis, according to the city, and test results should be available Oct. 14. Residents can sign up to receive alerts by telephone, email or text here.