AUSTIN (KXAN) — A leak in a major water transmission line in Cedar Park has left about 80 homes and businesses without water in the Scottsdale Crossing neighborhood for more than 24 hours, according to a Cedar Park city spokesperson.
“The leak was discovered at about 8:30 a.m. yesterday on a major transmission line (24 inch diameter water main), near New Hope Road at Cottonwood Creek Trail,” according to an email from Jennie Huerta with the city. “The line is 12 feet deep.”
The busted transmission line is an artery that connects to other lines that tie into the Scottsdale Crossing neighborhood. While the leak isn’t actually taking place in that neighborhood, the people without water live in that area, according to Cedar Park officials.
“The city brought in heavy excavation equipment and crews started digging,” officials wrote. “But crews discovered some AT&T utilities above the water main, so crews had to stop using the heavy excavation equipment and instead start digging with their hands.”
Crews began working on the repair at 11 p.m. Thursday and completed the work at about 7 a.m. Friday. After repairs, the crews have to disinfect the line which was expected to take about one to two hours.
“Once they’re finished disinfecting they will start flushing it,” officials wrote. “Flushing process takes another 1-2 hours.”
A boil water notice is not in effect and water should be restored to homes by noon.