AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Water returned service to all of its water customers in the capital city on Tuesday. Boil water notices also ended in other cities like Georgetown, San Marcos and Buda.
But boil water notices remain in effect for many smaller towns and cities across Central Texas. Some like Lockhart say the water system has fully pressurized, and customers no longer even need to conserve, the cities are simply waiting on lab results.
Part of that — a backup at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The TCEQ is the state agency that retires testing before a water system is declared safe to drink.
“It’s safe to say we’ve literally never seen anything like this,” TCEQ Executive Director Toby Baker told KXAN. “So our regional offices are systematically trying to reach out and being proactive to try and reach those smaller, rural water systems to say, ‘Hey, what do you need?'”
“We’re really trying to help connect the systems that don’t have access to labs, or if those labs were inundated with high usage, just find labs open in the state and get them there,” he said.
As of Tuesday morning, here is the latest look at boil water advisories across Central Texas.
Lago Vista – Lago Vista has been providing hot showers and water distribution due to the ongoing boil water notice. That will continue Tuesday from 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. (Facebook)
Leander – All residents in Leander can now consume water without the need to boil it. City officials say that stage 4 water restrictions remain in place, however. (Facebook)
Pflugerville – City officials have lifted part of the boil water notice. In an update Tuesday afternoon, the northwest corner of Pflugerville is the only part that remains under the notice. Here’s a map of the area, and in red are the areas still under the notice. They are:
- Lakeside Water Control and Improvement Districts (WCID) No 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D
- Kelly Lane WCID 1 and 2 (Avalon area)
Coupland – Manville Water Supply Corporation has lifted the boil water notice for its customers. (Website)
Hutto – Boil water notice has ended. (Twitter)
Taylor – The City of Taylor said Monday evening that “not a great deal has changed from this morning with the water situation.” The city remained under a boil water advisory but said that water pressure was building throughout the city. (Facebook)
Aqua Water Supply – Boil water notice for Aqua Water zones 2, 2A and 4 has been lifted. (Website)
Lockhart – The boil water advisory for Lockhart has been lifted as of 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. The city said the water system has been restored and can be used for drinking or human consumption. (Facebook)
Lee County Water Supply Corp – Lee County Water Supply customers must continue to boil their water. The advisory has not yet been lifted. (Website)
Llano – Llano has not yet lifted its boil water notice. Its last updated came Feb. 19 when the city manager said all boil water notices are in effect until further notice. (Facebook)