Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued 11/12/2021 1:30 PM

Travis County WCID #10 experienced a large water line break at its McConnell pump station this morning. As a result, a large number of customers found themselves with low pressure or without water. The leak has now been stopped and repairs are underway. Because of the difficulty in identifying which homes and businesses were affected, be advised that everyone served by the district is on a system wide precautionary boil water notice. Residents are asked to boil all water used for cooking and drinking until good lab results are

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 Official Notice

A district-wide boil water notice has been issued due to a large main break at the McConnell Pump Station, and drops in water pressures below minimum standards in some areas of the District. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required Travis County WCID #10 to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, Travis County WCID #10 will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, Travis County WICD #10 will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.