Boil water order for some neighborhoods near Travis/Hays line

Boil water affected area issued by West Travis County PUA. (PUA Map)
Boil water affected area issued by West Travis County PUA. Oct. 26, 2016 (PUA Map)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Due to a break in a water main, West Travis County Public Utility Agency’s (WTCPUA) customers, located along and either side of U. S. Highway 290 between Circle Drive and the Travis–Hays County Line, experienced a period of low pressure or water outage.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires the WTCPUA to notify customers within the subject area of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. The neighborhoods affected include:

Scenic Brook Estates Subdivision, Ledgestone Terrace Road area, Spring Valley Road area, Fitzhugh Road area, Derecho Road area, west Circle Drive area, Rockway Drive area, Vicki/Weir Loop area and other surrounding communities.

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.

As soon as the results from the collected samples are available, WTCPUA representatives will notify you that the water is safe for consumption.

If you have questions, you can contact US Water Utility Group at 512‐263‐0125 or visit the WTCPUA’s web site at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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