Georgetown Utility Systems crews have completed repairs to a ruptured water main on Texas 138 in the Chisholm Trail Special Utility District service area. The outage of the 12-inch water main has affected about 500 water customers in the Florence area since about 7:00 this morning.
The damaged line has been repaired and flushed. Water service will be restored shortly to customers. Customers may experience lower water pressure while lines are flushed and service is restored this evening.
City of Georgetown control center personnel responsible for 24/7 monitoring of the water system detected signs of a major system leak in the Florence area at 6:52 a.m. and dispatched utility crews to investigate. The first reports of a leak from customers were received later in the morning.
The leak on a major 12-inch water main resulted in loss of water service to more than 500 customers in northern Williamson and southern Bell counties. The leak was caused by premature failure of a pipe installed in the 1980s.
A 20-foot section of the ruptured water main was replaced to repair the line.
The system is being flushed to establish proper chlorination levels prior to the restoration of service.