City of Leander cancels boil water notice for residents

Williamson County
After a few days under a boil water notice, doctors are warning Austinites not to become lax about it

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — After city officials told residents that a boil water notice would be in effect until Friday, officials now say the water is fine and no longer needs to be boiled before consumption.

“Results from the bacteriological samples submitted for testing July 20-22 showed no evidence of total coliform or E. coli bacteria contamination in the city’s public water system,” the city stated in a press release on its website.

The city also tweeted about it, and said they are calling residents in the affected area to let them know.

The city also advised residents, as a precautionary measure, to follow Centers for Disease Control guidance on what to do after a boil notice has been lifted.

Those steps include:

  • Flush pipes and faucets. Run cold water faucets continuously for at least five minutes
  • Flush water coolers. Run coolers with direct water connections for five minutes
  • Flush home automatic ice makers. Make three batches of ice cubes and discard all three batches
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters set below 113°F
  • Change all point-of-entry and point-of-use water filters, including those associated with equipment that uses water

For questions and more information from the City of Leander, call 512-259-2640 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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