GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — The City of Georgetown says customers can use water normally as of Tuesday morning. The City asked customers to limit water use Monday night, due to an “issue at our largest water treatment plant.”
Georgetown says staff repaired intake pumps and used a regional water supply “to get our main water treatment plant back up and running until permanent repairs can be made”.
A city spokesperson says a fire at a transformer at 7:35 p.m. caused the pump station and intake pump to stop working.
The City says it has several backup generators, something it learned from the February 2021 winter storm, but could not use them in this case. “Intake pumps require specialized equipment and having the ability to rent them quickly also helps meet the City’s resiliency requirements and goals,” the City said.
Workers were able to secure a generator, but ultimately did not need it. The City is designing a permanent generator back up at the plant. It’s part of improvements made after the 2021 winter storm.