Leander water restrictions reduced after underwater pipe replacement

LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — A pipe replacement that began in February has been completed on schedule, according to Leander Mayor Christine DeLisle. The repair improved the reliability of a pipeline that has been repaired three times in recent history.

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The city is currently under Phase Two water restrictions, which allow outdoor watering with irrigation systems and sprinklers once per week.

The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority is maintaining the replaced line, and crews have installed 1,400 feet of new line in the last few months.

The BCRUA and the city of Leander said the replacement would limit Leander's ability to treat water at just one water treatment plant.

DeLisle said consumers need to keep their water usage below a certain level to avoid supply problems, which led to the city enforcing Phase Four water restrictions.

These measures prohibit any outdoor irrigation.

DeLisle said water customers have had excellent compliance with these restrictions.

“That was really all it took. We know that when these irrigation systems are turned off, our water usage is very, very low. This time we didn’t even come close to exceeding our limit,” DeLisle said.

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