During a press conference Feb. 2, Austin Water Director Shay Ralls Roalson said water operations have been in “24/7 operations since the event began.”
“Our treatment plants have operated normally and put plenty of water into the system,” she said. “Unlike Winter Storm Uri, we have not seen the widespread pipe breaks on the private side; on the public side, we have several dozen pump stations that move water around our system.”
Austin water officials also said they were working with Austin Energy to restore power when pump stations went out.
In a tweet sent at 12:36 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Austin Water said their treatment plants are currently operating at normal levels and meeting the community's water demands.
A spokesperson for the city of Austin also told Community Impact there was no new information and encouraged everyone to check Austin Water’s statement on Twitter.
We've heard there are rumors flying that Austin Water plans to shut off water. That is not correct. Austin Water's treatment plants are currently operating at normal levels & meeting the community's water demands.— Austin Water (@AustinWater) February 2, 2023