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Water Bill Update

Posted: Tue Mar 2 2021 1:50 PM

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Mar. 2, 1:50pm:  Due to the weather and water loss from previous weeks.... the water bills have been delayed.   We are reading water meters this week and will close out the month on Friday.  This will unfortunately add one week of water usage to the February bill, but it will offset the March bill by one week less.

We apologize for this situation, but there was no way to read meters and close out the month as we would regularly do. We will be waiving late fees.

Feb. 26, 12:30pm: Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Feb. 24, 5:30pm: BOIL WATER NOTICE – This will remain in effect until further notice.   Once the City begins testing, we will wait for TCEQ approval to lift the notice. There are 2.7 million Texans currently under the notice. We will keep you update and lift the notice as soon as possible. 

Water Boiling Tips

Feb. 24, 8:47am: The news keeps getting better. At approximately midnight the City reached full pressure and CLWS is currently keeping up with needs while all but one storage tank is a full capacity.

Continue to contact City Hall for any leaks, questions, or concerns. We can slowly ease back into normal water use and we will continue to update our status. We will continue bringing in water trucks to fill our ground storage so the Fulcher/Kendalia road will be closed most of the day.

The Boil Water Notice remains in effect until further notice.

Feb. 23, 9:55am:  A reverse 911 reminder went out at 6am, and at 9am we sounded the siren and began to fill the infrastructure lines. Remember that this will be a slow, low-pressure process of filling all the lines in the city that will take approximately 6 to 8 hours. We will be checking for leaks throughout Blanco. Call City Hall to report any leaks.

As we continue to add water the line pressure will increase, but again, this will be a slow process.

A few key points to remember:

1. Please refrain from testing your irrigation system until the system is back to normal. We would recommend waiting until Friday.

2.If you think you have leaks, shut your water off, if you need assistance, please call City Hall.

3. When you turn your water back own...please do it slowly...not all at once.

4. There will be air in the line...this may persist for a day or more.

5. The City Hall Staff will begin calling customers at 8am and they will be there to receive your calls as well.

6. We will continue to provide Potable and Non-potable water at 503 Pecan until everyone's water line is filled and checked.

7. The BOIL WATER NOTICE REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Finally, the water service has been a joint effort of CLWS getting water to us and Texas Department of Emergency Management trucking water to the City of Blanco.

Please try to avoid the intersection of Fulcher and Old Kendalia Road as we are filling our ground storage for reserve water. This is not only critical to getting back to normal, but it provides us with emergency water in the event that there are major leaks on our end or that of CLWS.

Feb. 22, 7pm: Good News Blanco....

Tomorrow morning at 9am we will begin to fill the infrastructure lines. This will be a slow, low pressure process of filling all the lines in the city that will take approximately 6 to 8 hours.  The lower elevation areas of town will see water first....as the water spreads throughout the City....and we will be checking for leaks throughout Blanco. 

As we continue to add water the line pressure will increase, but again, this will be a slow process. 

A few key points to remember:

1. You will receive a reverse 911 at 6am.

2. The siren will sound at 9am.

3. If you think you have leaks, shut you water off, if you need assistance, please call City Hall.

4. When you turn your water back own...please do it slowly...not all at once.

5. There will be air in the line...this may persist for a day or more.

6. The City Hall Staff will begin calling customers at 8am and they will be there to receive your calls as well.

7. We will continue to provide Potable and Non-potable water at 503 Pecan until everyone water line is filled and checked.

8. The BOIL WATER NOTICE REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

Finally, the water service has been a joint effort of CLWS getting water to us and Texas Department of Emergency Management trucking water to the City of Blanco.   You may continue to see water trucks throughout the day tomorrow as we continue to build our reserves and fill our infrastructure. 

With that in mind, please try to avoid the intersection of Fulcher and Old Kendalia road as we are filling our ground storage.

Feb. 22, 6:15am: Good morning Blanco. We will continue to provide potable and Non-potable water to fill your containers. We do have bottled water to distribute while it lasts. We also have port-o-potties available for use at 503 Pecan Street. 

We sincerely appreciate all our volunteers and the donations of snacks and meals this weekend.   Our community is awesome!

Feb. 21, 8:15pm: Good evening Blanco...

The news is dramatically improving by the minute. We are now receiving water from Canyon Lake to the Million gallon storage tank at Stallion Estates. It is slow, due to the high usage, but this is progress.

Overnight the usage will decrease and allow us to substantially fill the tank. The next step will be to send the water to our Church tank (just 2 miles south of Blanco) which will begin our storage process for the city. This should start us with 250,000 gallons to help fill the cities infrastructure lines with more water in reserve.

In addition, we will begin filling the infrastructure lines with water trucks hauling water to the City of Blanco throughout the night and morning.

This will be a lengthy process, but it will allow us time to check for leaks around town.

We ask that if you know or suspect that you may have leaks, please turn your water off.

If you will not be home, please turn off your water. If you cannot do this, please call City Hall at 830-833-4525 and we will come out to assist. If you find a leak or any issue, please call City Hall. We will have crews driving around the neighborhoods with lights on looking for leaks. Feel free to flag us down us you have any issues. We are here to help.

This will be a process, but we will diligently work to restore all water service and we will need your help.

Boil Water Notice remains in effect.

City Staff will be calling all water customers throughout the day with further instructions. There will be a high volume of both incoming and outgoing calls. Please leave a message as we will be responding as fast as possible.

Further instructions will be posted throughout the day.

BOIL WATER NOTICE REMAINS IN PLACE... AND THE CITY WILL SOUND THE TOWN SIREN BEFORE RELEASING WATER IN THE MORNING. THIS WILL BE A BEAUTIFUL SOUND.

Feb. 21, 11am: The latest reports show that approximately 80% of CLWS customers have water.  Leaks continue to be found and repaired. CLWS has started reducing services to subdivisions and service areas with leaks to assist in making the City of Blanco a priority. 

We continue to monitor the storage tank and will update as information is received.

Feb. 20, 5:10pm: The lines of communication with Canyon Lake remain open and productive. 

Canyon Lake continues to make progress on the water leaks and this allows them to build line pressure to deliver water to the Blanco's Million gallon tank (at Stallion Estates).   We are optimistic that the City of Blanco will have water soon....but we are still unable to commit to how soon.

Again, we are in communication and are constantly monitoring the water status. 

We continue to provide Potable and Non-potable water at 503 Pecan every day until water is restored. You will need to provide your own containers and donate any extra containers that you may have.

We sincerely appreciate all the support and volunteers that have helped or offered to help throughout this process.

Boil water notice remains in place. To simplify the Boil Water Notice...most water that you receive in Texas (other than bottled water) will require boiling for at least 2 minutes. This will remain until the order is rescinded.

Feb. 20, 11:15am: We currently have 6000 gallons of Potable (drinkable) water at 503 Pecan Street. You must have your own containers. Boil Water Notice remains in effect.

Feb. 20, 10:30am: Good mid-morning, we had a good and productive meeting with Canyon Lake today. The lines of communication are open.

Canyon Lake is making progress on the water leaks and this allows them to build line pressure to deliver water to Blanco's Million-gallon tank. We are optimistic that the City of Blanco will have water in soon....but we are still unable to commit to how soon.

We continue to provide Non-potable water at 503 Pecan and we expect to have potable drinking water at this location today. We will post as soon as we have the water on site. You will need to provide your own containers and donate any extra containers that you may have.

Boil water notice remains in place.

Please continue to follow our Facebook page for drinking water updates.

Non-emergency: 830-868-7105

Emergency Notices

Water Bill Update
Tue Mar 2 2021 1:50 PM

Boil Water Notice Rescinded
Fri Feb 26 2021 1:30 PM

Information

For emergencies, call 911.

Information

  • Blanco City Hall
    300 Pecan St.
    830-833-4525
  • Blanco Chamber of Commerce
    300 Main Street (Old Courthouse)
    830-833-5101
  • Blanco County Sheriff's Office
  • 830-868-7104