Austin Water gives the all clear as boil water notice lifted Sunday afternoon

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In a tweet Sunday afternoon, seven days of a citywide boil water notice was lifted for nearly 880,000 Austin Water customers in the city of Austin. More details from the city are available here.

Austin Water said customers no longer need to boil water for consumption and testing completed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality showed the water meets all regulatory standards, according to a release from the city.

Customers are asked to limit use until production is back to normal.

Officials said Friday conditions were improving, predicting the notice could be lifted on Sunday.

“While we are working to restore the full capacity, keeping water use down will help ensure the system can meet customer demands,” the release said.

Customers are restricted from outdoor irrigation, adding water to pools or spas, operating ornamental fountains and using a pressure washer at home, or washing vehicles.

Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake remain closed to commercial and recreation use until at least Tuesday, until the Lower Colorado River Authority reviews conditions. Austin Mayor Steve Adler declared a local disaster last week amid water contamination and prolonged flooding.

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Joe Warner
Joe Warner is managing editor of the nine Austin-Central Texas editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.
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