TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — After a water main break was repaired Thursday night, the City of Taylor said people who get their water from Jonah Water SUD should be back to normal by midnight.
Just before 6 p.m., city officials reported the break at the utility’s plant in Taylor and urged customers to conserve water and not use it for “nonessential” activities Thursday. About three hours later at 9 p.m., officials said the break was repaired but the system needs time to fully recharge. Customers should still conserve water until then, officials said.
People who live in or near Taylor, along with other rural areas of northeast Williamson County, were most affected by the incident.
“Due to a major leak at our surface water supplier, all Jonah Water SUD customers are asked to immediately cease all non-essential water use to preserve existing capacity until the issue is resolved,” the utility said in a Facebook post. It also posted an alert on its website and sent out a reverse 911 warning to people in Williamson County, even if they aren’t customers.
Both areas are supplied by water from Lake Granger.
Businesses in Taylor with high water usage like laundromats or car washes were being asked to stop doing business until the break is fixed. Residents were asked to “save large water volume projects such as washing clothes and dishes for when the system has been fully charged.” The city also asked people not to fill pools or water their lawns.
The special utility district has its headquarters outside of Hutto.