UPDATE: Pflugerville water safe to drink again

Pflugerville officials said a water leak is causing pressure issues in the northeast section of the city.

Pflugerville officials said a water leak is causing pressure issues in the northeast section of the city.

Update: 10:37 a.m. Tuesday: Approximately a half-hour ago, city of Pflugerville and Manville Water Supply Corp. officials canceled a boil water notice following lab results that confirmed the drinking water supply is safe to drink again.

A broken water line on Windmill Ranch Road early Monday prompted the notice for several parts of the city, including the Commons of Rowe Lane as well as all Blackhawk and Avalon subdivisions. Water was rerouted by Manville to maintain service and water pressure, but the boil water notice was issued until water quality could be confirmed.

Update: 9:12 a.m. Tuesday: According to the city of Pflugerville, lab results are expected back today and the boil water alert continues.

Update: 2:36 p.m.: Manville Water Supply Corp. listed the following Hutto, Round Rock and Pflugerville extra-terratorial jurisdiction areas affected by the boil water alert:

  • Riverwalk subdivision

  • Lakeside Estates

  • Rolling Meadows

  • Morningside Estates

  • Huntington Trails

  • Forrest Creek

  • Shallow Creek

  • Ridge at Steeds Crossing

  • Steeds Crossing

  • Park at Brushy Creek

  • Pflugerville Acres I & II

  • Rolling Hills

  • Wild Plum Valley

  • Gattis Crossing

  • 685 Commercial Park

  • CR 137

  • CR 138

  • CR 139

  • Spring Valley Street

  • Gattis School Road

  • FM 685, Hutto

  • Priem Lane

  • Rowe Lane

  • Rowe Loop

  • Keilman Lane

  • Kaatz Lane

  • Jan Drive


Update: 9:43 a.m.: Approximately 2,400 homes have been affected by the water line leak off Windmill Ranch.

A boil water notice has been issued. Customers in the Blackhawk, Commons at Rowe Lane and Avalon subdivisions will be without water or experience low water pressure until approximately 10 a.m.

Customers need to boil water prior to consumption. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use until further notice.

The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling water, purchase bottled water.

More information is available at www.pflugervilletx.gov and city Facebook, Twitter and social media websites.

For more information, call 512-990-6400 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After hours, call 512-251-4004.

Update 9:34 a.m.: The subdivisions affected are municipal utility districts located just east of the Pflugerville city limits. The subdivisions are served by Manville Water Supply Corp.

The city of Pflugerville public works division contacted Manville Water Supply Corp. after a Manville water leak caused a disruption of service for several subdivisions along Kelly Lane east of SH 130.

Commons of Rowe Lane, Blackhawk and Falcon Pointe are without water or experiencing low water pressure. There is a leak off Windmill Ranch. Manville crews are working to reroute water, the city said in a release.

The city will keep residents updated at www.pflugervilletx.gov.

After-hour water emergencies or other issues may be reported to the Pflugerville Police Department communications hotline at 512-251-4004. Manville's emergency contact is 512-856-2488.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.