Explore the Journey of Liberty Hill's water!
Understanding how water is captured, treated, and safely discharged back to the environment is essential to attaining sustainable and efficient water management.
The majority of Liberty Hill's water originates from the surface water in Lake Travis, which is located approximately 13 miles northwest of Austin on the Colorado River in Travis County. The water Liberty Hill owns in the lake is pumped to the Sandy Creek Water Treatment Plant in Leander for treatment, where it goes through various steps to ensure it is safe, clean and ready to be transported. The treated water is transported down Bagdad Road and stored in Liberty Hill's water towers. This water--along with well water from the Trinity Aquifer--is used in our homes, businesses, and fire hydrants.
Once water is used by utility customers, it is pumped to Liberty Hill's Wastewater Treatment Plant, where it undergoes many steps of filtration, disinfection, and treatment before safely discharging in the San Gabriel River.
Water Restrictions are mandated by City Council to reduce water use in response to drought or emergency conditions so that the water availability can be preserved. View current Water Restrictions.
Water is a precious yet limited resource. Conservation is everyone’s responsibility.
Remember: Do one thing each day to conserve water. Every drop counts!
- Check your water meter to monitor water use.
- Keep drinking water in refrigerator for instant cool refreshment.
- Run dishwasher & washing machine only when full, using short cycle.
- Take shorter showers, instead of tub baths.
- Water houseplants with water used to wash fruits & vegetables or left over from waiting for tap water to heat up.
- Shut off landscape watering before runoff occurs.
- Repair leaky faucets; turn off taps tightly.
- Install water-saving toilets, shower heads and faucet aerators.
- Install automatic rain-turnoff switches on your sprinkler system.
- Install an extra hot water heater for quicker hot water delivery.
- Let water run while washing dishes, washing foods, shaving, washing hands or brushing teeth.
- Fill bathtub to the top (stop at ½ full).
- Allow toilets to leak (find leaks and fix them).
- Use the toilet as a waste basket.
- Water lawns during heat of the day (water in early morning!).
- Use water to clean off sidewalks or driveways (sweep them clean).
- Put debris, yard clippings or leaves down storm drains.
Other Conservation Resources
Customers should practice water conservation, prohibit any nonessential uses of water, and repair controllable leaks--such as broken sprinkler heads and any leaking valves, pipes or faucets.
Why are we on water restrictions?
Water is one of our most important natural resources. The City of Liberty Hill needs your help in conserving water for the protection of our environment and to ensure we have enough water for all customers, particularly as we experience these serious drought conditions. View current Water Restrictions.
Why are we flushing?
Water lines are flushed through fire hydrants at least once a month at designated dead end mains within our distribution system or when necessary to ensure the water quality is within appropriate standards.
Why didn’t someone tell me that my water service was going to be interrupted?
Interruptions in service can be caused by a variety of different reasons. We make every effort to avoid inconveniencing our customers with unscheduled water shutoffs, but sometimes these circumstances are out of our control. Most water outages are the result of water main breaks that we cannot predict. It is impossible for us to give advanced notice of these interruptions.
City of Liberty Hill has either upgraded the infrastructure used to deliver water safely to your home, or will upgrade the infrastructure in your area. Occasionally construction projects required to replace old, deteriorating infrastructure may cause disruptions in service. In these instances, you will be notified in advance of the hours planned for interruption. Follow the City's website and Facebook page for up-to-date information.
How do I check for leaks?
If you suspect a water leak, your water meter is an ideal checking device. To test for leaks, turn off all the faucets and other water outlets and watch the scale on your meter. Regardless of the rate of water loss, search for the cause. It could be as simple as a steady drip from a faucet that needs a new washer. Toilet leaks are by far the biggest cause of higher-than-normal water bills.
Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports: