West Travis County PUA issues boil water notice

The West Travis County Public Utility Agency (WTCPUA) has issued a boil water notice for several northwest Hays County neighborhoods after a transmission main break Sunday.

Neighborhoods included in the boil water notice are:

Village of Bear Creek
Bear Creek
Hills of Texas
Friendship Run
Fox Run
Reunion Ranch.

According to the WTCPUA website, the agency began emergency repairs on a 16″ transmission line break Sunday, which led to a water service interruption for several hours. The main delivered water to agency customers in Hays County. The issue was a broken air release valve that will be repaired Monday.

Water service has been restored by backfeeding water to another system. However, WTCPUA officials are asking residents in the affected neighborhoods to boil water.

“As soon as the results from the collected samples are available, WTCPUA representatives will notify you that the water is safe for consumption,” according to a statement on the agency’s website. “Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice. The PUA will advise as to the status of the repair as more information is available.”

Need to boil your water? Here are instructions via the WTCPUA website:

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil for two minutes. This notice is given as a precaution to ensure destruction of any harmful bacteria that may have become present when water pressure dropped below 20 psi. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable public drinking water source.

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