Austin ISD asks students, staff to bring bottled water to class

Austin ISD asks students, staff to bring bottled water to class. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Austin ISD asks students, staff to bring bottled water to class. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Austin ISD asks students, staff to bring bottled water to class. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

On Feb. 6, Austin ISD notified employees and families that staff and students should bring bottled water to campus on Feb. 7 amid the city’s on going boil water notice.

The district will restrict access to water fountains and bottle filling stations while the city remains under the notice, according to a press release. Water bottles will be delivered to each campus for staff and students who need them.

According to district officials, it is safe for students to wash their hands using the tap water. Kitchen staff will boil water in industrial size equipment so campuses can continue to serve meals.

The boil water notice was issued Feb. 5, after city officials said one of the water treatment plant experienced an issue. The notice is expected to last for a few days, according to the city. On Feb. 6, AISD notified employees and families that staff and students should bring bottled water to campus on Feb. 7 amid the city’s on going boil water notice.

The district will restrict access to water fountains and bottle filling stations while the city remains under the notice, according to a press release. Water bottles will be delivered to each campus for staff and students who need them.


According to district officials, it is safe for students to wash their hands using the tap water. Kitchen staff will boil water in industrial size equipment so campuses can continue to serve meals.

The boil water notice was issued Feb. 5, after city officials said one of the water treatment plant experienced an issue. The notice is expected to last for a few days, according to the city.
By Darcy Sprague

Editor, Central and Southwest Austin

Darcy joined Community Impact Newspaper in Aug. 2021. Previously, she has covered local news from San Antonio to Dallas and reported nationally on education. Darcy graduated from Texas State University.