Damage to a large water main in Leander has prompted a boil water notice for parts of the city.
The city of Leander says contractors working along Crystal Falls Parkway damaged the water main near Overland Drive. The areas impacted are Cap Rock at Crystal Falls, Randalls Town Center, Cottages at Crystal Falls, Whitestone Elementary, Fire Station No. 2, Fairways at Crystal Falls, Grand Mesa, Legacy at Crystal Falls, and Primrose School of Crystal Falls.
The city says water samples will be taken in for analysis and results should be available in the next 24 to 48 hours.
The city says to follow these state guidelines:
Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the TCEQ requires the City of Leander to notify all affected customers to boil their water prior to consumption.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source. When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you.