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Zebra Mussels Control Project has begun

Zebra mussels population must be controlled to protect water infrastructure

Post Date:05/10/2019 9:30 am

The City of Cedar Park started its Zebra Mussels Control Project on May 13. 

 Zebra mussels are tiny clam-like mollusks that were accidentally introduced by boaters into Lake Travis a couple of years ago.  Lake Travis is the water supply for the City of Cedar Park and a number of regional cities and is managed by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).  It is well-documented that the zebra mussels population in the lake is getting out of control.  The zebra mussels population must be controlled because they clog pipes, screens, pumps and other components of our water intake system – all which could impair our ability to pump water from the lake, into our treatment plant and to our customers. 

The City of Cedar Park does not anticipate any odor or taste issues related to this project and will continue to clean and treat the water as usual before sending it through the distribution system.  However, customers with questions or concerns may contact the City’s Public Works Department at 512-401-5550.

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