Boil water notice lifted for areas of Pflugerville, Hutto

Manville Water Supply (KXAN Photo)
Manville Water Supply (KXAN Photo)

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — People living in parts of Pflugerville and Hutto who were under a boil water notice can now use their water without boiling it first.

City and county officials put out a notice Monday morning that they were working with Manville Water Supply Corporation to repair a ruptured distribution pipe off Windmill Ranch which affected subdivisions east of State Highway 130 along Kelly Lane. Water was rerouted around the blown 18-inch transmission line and restored after 10 a.m. Monday.

Manville managers believe the weekend rain may have shifted the pipe’s alignment. They say they repaired a break on the same line nearby earlier this year.

Twenty-four hundred homes were affected Monday in the county area outside Pflugerville city limits, according to a release from the city. Manville management told KXAN another 6,000-7,000 homes and businesses could be affected in MUDs it serves and those subdivisions served by Crossroads Utility which buys water from Manville. Water tests came back Tuesday morning indicating the water was safe to use.

David Resendez, an affected homeowner said, “It’s too late now, I had water pressure and made my coffee. if I’m contaminated, I’m contaminated.”

KXAN looked at Manville’s compliance history with the State’s water agency. Between 2008 and 2014, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recorded six violations that name Manville.

The records show:

  • two involved failing to report water sample results.
  • two involved failing to tell another water provider of coliform detected in part of the system so other providers could monitor.

Each time, the utility fixed problems in accordance with state and federal clean water laws and remains with compliant  according to a TCEQ spokesperson.

You can always call the Pflugerville Police Department Communications Hotline to notify the city of emergencies at 512-251-4004. Manville Water Supply’s number is 512-856-2488.

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