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UPDATE: Cottonwood Shores repairs water treatment plant

Cottonwood Shores asks residents to conserve water

Cottonwood Shores officials are asking residents and businesses to conserve water due to an issue with the city’s water treatment plant. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

UPDATE 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13: The city of Cottonwood Shores has ended its call to residents to conserve water. City Administrator J.C. Hughes announced the main circulation motor that failed at the Pall Water Plant System has been replaced.

“Our water plant is back at 100 percent treatment operation,” he said.

Hughes issued a call to conserve water Nov. 10 and announced an emergency water line connection was in place with the city of Horseshoe Bay to ensure Cottonwood Shores had water.


Cottonwood Shores residents are being asked to conserve water because of issues with the main motor in the city’s water treatment plant.

City Administrator J.C. Hughes issued a statement at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

“Apparently, the main motor in the brand new Pall Plant Treatment System was vibrating and a wire broke loose and shorted out the main motor, effectively shutting down the plant,” he said.

By Wednesday afternoon, Hughes said a pump and motor had been located in Houston. Now, city leaders are looking for a Pall-certified installer to do the work. 

In the meantime, an emergency water line connection with the city of Horseshoe Bay will ensure Cottonwood Shores has water. 

Hughes said he is personally working side by side with the water plant operator “to monitor our water tank level all night and all day and make sure we are staying at a safe level.”