Austin lifts city-wide boil water notice

Austin water plant

Austin Water officials say the city-wide boil water notice has been lifted.

Customers no longer need to boil water used for drinking, cooking and making ice.

Water quality testing submitted to the Texas  Commission on Environmental Quality has confirmed that tap water meets  all regulatory standards and is safe for human consumption.

The boil water notice was first issued six days ago on Monday, October 22. City leaders said that the floodwaters in the Highland Lakes were full of debris and mud, which Austin Water said would require extended filtration.

Austin Water customers are asked to continue water conservation efforts. 

Restrictions remaining in place include:

  • No outdoor irrigation
  • No adding water to pools or spas
  • No operation of ornamental fountains
  • No at-home pressure washing, vehicle or surface washing

Austin Water continues to work closely with Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center and city, county and  state agencies to coordinate the final stages of the water treatment  system recovery.

Photo: Spectrum News

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