Current Water Restrictions - Phase 4

Liberty Hill is in Phase 4 of the City's Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan, effective 9/15/2022.

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09/29/2022 Update

BCRUA staff has begun re-pressurizing the pipeline, and contractors are inspecting for leaks. If no leaks are detected, staff will begin startup of the BCRUA water treatment plant. The startup is expected to take up to 4 days. Phase 4 water restrictions for the City of Liberty Hill will remain in effect until the BCRUA plant is online and operable. 

09/26/2022 Update

The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) contractor is continuing to make progress on repairing the 36-inch raw water pipeline at Lake Travis. Due to compliance with Phase 4 Water Restrictions and additional supply from an emergency source, consumption from City of Liberty Hill water customers is down to an acceptable level. If compliance continues throughout the repair, no further restrictions are expected.

09/19/2022 Update

Due to our current phase 4 water restrictions, the city is unable to flush lines as we normally would to keep chlorine residuals at a safe level. 
The City of Liberty Hill is issuing a boil water notice as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of the citizens in the Highland Oaks and Butler Farms Subdivisions - ONLY (at this time) due to decreased flow in the water main. 
Water used for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous boil for 1 minute.

09/16/2022 Update

Watering vegetable gardens with a hand-held hose during the repair is permitted.

Original Post

09/15/2022 — The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) water treatment facility provides treated water to the cities of Leander, Cedar Park and Round Rock. During a water inspection on August 8th, contractors discovered a leak in an intake pipe in Lake Travis. Although the leak is not wasting water because it’s flowing back into the lake, it is significant enough that the treatment facility must shut down for repairs.

BCRUA pipeline repair work is expected to last 17-21 days. During this time, neighboring cities will be sharing water from the Sandy Creek treatment facility, which provides the majority of water for the City of Liberty Hill. Liberty Hill’s supply will be significantly reduced during the repair.

The City of Liberty Hill will enter Phase 4 Water Restrictions and receive a temporary supply from an additional source to get through this period. If all residents comply with restrictions, indoor water use will not be affected.

Resident & Business Restrictions:

  • All outdoor watering is prohibited, including irrigation and hand-held watering.
  • Other outdoor watering uses are prohibited, including:
    • Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, or airplane, or other vehicle.
    • Use of water to wash sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, or other hard-surfaced areas.
    • Flushing of gutters or permitting potable water to run or accumulate in any gutter, street, or drainage culvert.
    • Use of water to add to an indoor or outdoor swimming pool or hot tub.
    • Use of water in a fountain or pond except where necessary to support aquatic life.
    • Irrigation of landscape areas, including athletic fields.

City of Liberty Hill will:

  • Close Wetzel Park splash pad
  • Turn off irrigation systems at all public parks and city facilities
  • Turn off all commercial irrigation systems
  • Discontinue water main and line flushing unless necessary for public health, safety, and welfare
  • Delay acceptance and approval of pool permit applications
  • Prohibit all water connections for construction-related activities
  • Delay new water meter installations

How else can residents help?

  • Encourage neighbors to turn off irrigation systems completely until BCRUA pipeline repairs are complete. Liberty Hill’s largest water demands come from residential and commercial irrigation system uses during hot, dry temperatures.
  • Although indoor water use is not affected, follow indoor conservation tips to help save additional water.
  • Residents should also report water violations to the city's Code Enforcement division as soon as possible. We will attempt to communicate Stage 4 measures with first-time violators before issuing citations.

Report Violations

Report water violations to the city's Code Enforcement division using our online form

Indoor Water Conservation Tips

Water is a precious yet limited resource. Conservation is everyone’s responsibility.


  • 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.
  • Repair leaky faucets; turn off taps tightly.
  • Install water-saving toilets, shower heads and faucet aerators.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Water is Limited Brochure

Household Water Use & Ways to Save

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