The City of Georgetown is urging customers to limit water use immediately due to problems at the water treatment plant

GEORGETOWN (KXAN) — The City of Georgetown is urging its water customers to immediately limit water use due to a “problem at our largest water treatment facility.”

In In a tweet, the city said the water was safe to drinkbut it urged customers to stop running the washing machine, dishwasher, shower and more.

“Conservation is critical to avoiding cooking water alerts,” the city said.

A fire at a transformer caused the pumping station and priming pump to fail, according to a city spokesman.

“We are working to get a large generator to help and are working with regional partners to ensure we have a supply of safe drinking water, but we anticipate our water customers will need to further restrict water usage by morning,” he said the spokesman.

Repairs at the facility are ongoing and a timeline for when these will be completed is not known at this time.

This is an evolving story, check back for updates.

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Joel McCord

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