UPDATE: Water main damage in Leander causes boil water notice for area near Crystal Falls Parkway

A portion of Leander around Crystal Falls Parkway is under a boil water notice.

A portion of Leander around Crystal Falls Parkway is under a boil water notice.

Update: 4:35 p.m. Oct. 24

The boil water notice for customers west of Lakeline Boulevard near Crystal Falls Parkway is no longer in effect, according to the city of Leander website. Six water customers near Overland Drive affected by the water service interruption yesterday remain under a boil water notice as crews continue to repair a damaged water line.

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. Oct. 24

The water service interrupted by a damaged water line should be restored for customers, the city of Leander states on its website. The boil water notice from Oct. 23 affecting several areas in Leander is still in effect. The notice now also applies to the seven water customers that were without services near Overland Drive yesterday, as water samples are being examined.

Although Primrose School of Crystal Falls was originally included in a boil water notice from the city, a correction on the city website shows water there is safe to drink.

According to Leander ISD's alerts page, the boil notice at Whitestone Elementary School is no longer in effect as of 11:30 a.m.

Original Post

The city of Leander announced a boil water notice this afternoon after contractors damaged a water main near Overland Drive along Crystal Falls Parkway.

Around seven water customers are without water services near Overland Drive, according to the city.

The boil water notice applies to several areas:

  • Cap Rock at Crystal Falls

  • Cottages at Crystal Falls

  • Fairways at Crystal Falls

  • Legacy at Crystal Falls

  • Fire Station No. 2

  • Grand Mesa

  • Primrose School of Crystal Falls

  • Randalls Town Center

  • Whitestone Elementary School


The city stated on its website that a state-approved laboratory will analyze water samples with results available within one to two days.

According to Leander ISD’s alerts page, the district is ensuring that students at Whitestone have bottled water. To use the restroom, students are being bused to schools close by. Community members are asked not to bring water to campus in order to minimize logistical issues, according to LISD.

As the Austin Water boil notice remains in effect, the district covered water fountains and is providing bottled water to students and staff members at the affected schools: Grandview Hills Elementary School, River Place Elementary School, Rutledge Elementary School, Four Points Middle School and Vandegrift High School.

Readers with questions on the Leander boil water notice may call the public works department at 512-259-2640 between 7 a.m.-8 p.m., or 512-528-2800 otherwise.
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