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Boil water notice for West Travis County reduced to two streets

About 10,000 people were initially affected by the advisory.
Credit: John Gusky, KVUE

AUSTIN, Texas — Some residents and businesses within an area of western Travis County are being asked to boil their water before consuming it. A water leak was found at a pump station.

According to a Nov. 14 press release from Travis County Water District 10, the boil water notice affects people only on Buckeye Trail and Live Oak Circle in the City of West Lake Hills.

This was reduced from a wider area on Friday that affected about 3,000 residential and business accounts with the water district, which equated to about 10,000 people.

All other customers have been cleared. The water district expects Buckeye Trail and Live Oak Circle samples back on Monday. It will immediately update once the results for those two streets are back, it said.

The boil water notice comes after a water line break happened at the McConnell pump station on Friday morning. The leak has been stopped, and crews were working to repair it. Because crews were unsure exactly which homes and businesses were affected by the break, everyone in the water district was initially under a precautionary boil water notice.

When under a boil water notice, you should boil tap water vigorously for at least two minutes prior to using it for drinking or cooking or using water to brush your teeth, make ice and prepare food for people and pets.

People in District 10 can find updates about the boil water notice online.


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