Posted: 10:18 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
Brushy Creek water plant temporarily closes as lake levels drop
A regional plant supplying a few million gallons of water a day to Cedar Park and Leander shut down this week because Lake Travis has dropped too low, said Tom Gallier, the plant’s general manager. It can only reopen when lake levels rise.
The $140 million Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority plant, which began operating in July 2012, was built in cooperation between those two cities and Round Rock, which has not yet connected to it. Cedar Park was getting about 10 percent of its water from the plant, while Leander was getting a little more than half, but officials say both cities can turn to alternate supplies.