Water pours into Pflugerville family’s backyard

Water gushing into a backyard in Pflugerville. (Courtesy : Jeffrey Baxter )
Water gushing into a backyard in Pflugerville. (Courtesy : Jeffrey Baxter )

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Rushing water surprised a Central Texas family Tuesday morning, as it bubbled up from their backyard.

Homeowner Jeffrey Baxter discovered the leak at his home in Pflugerville.

Manville Water Supply Corporation confirms that it had a transmission line leak and that it was isolated.

“I was thinking of my property, my foundation, all the water that was getting lost; I mean, we’re in a drought,” said Baxter. “They said 800- to 1,000 gallons per minute, and it took them three- to four hours to get this taken care of.”

KXAN News also reached out to the developer for a statement, but had not heard back by the time this article was posted.

“I want to make sure that my house is sound and in good working order after that because it washed away the dirt at the foundation and stuff like that,” Baxter said. “And I’m [worried] that it could be long-term damaged.”

Baxter says he didn’t know when he bought the property it had a water line running out back.

“I don’t want to be liable for this, and I don’t know who’s going to fix it, at this point,” said Baxter.

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