Updated June 5 3:30 p.m.

As Austin Water works to repair a leaking water line on June 7, residents will be able to pick up free bottled water in case their service is impacted.

Water for Southwest Austin customers will be distributed out of Bowie High School, located at 4103 W. Slaughter Lane, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. while the water line repairs are underway.

Austin Water estimated the repair process could take up to 12 hours, during which residents will be asked to conserve water. An interactive map of the affected area is available here.

Originally posted June 4

Austin Water residents in Southwest Austin may experience low water pressure or water outages June 7 as officials work to repair a 48-inch leaking water line.

What you need to know

The repair is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. near the Davis Lane pump station, according to a news release, and is expected to last up to 12 hours; however, the time frame may vary.
Residents and business owners in Southwest Austin may experience water outages June 7. (Courtesy Austin Water)
Residents and business owners in Southwest Austin may experience water outages June 7.
Residents and business owners in the affected area have been notified, according to Austin Water, and crews have begun preparation on-site.

Austin Water officials are asking residents and business owners to limit their water consumption during the repairs and to refrain from nonessential usage, including:
  • Outdoor watering
  • Power washing
  • Car washing
  • Dish washing
  • Laundry
"While I'm confident that our team will complete the needed repair as efficiently as possible, Austin Water is committed to implementing a well-planned incident response to mitigate any extended customer service issues," Austin Water Director Shay Ralls Roalson said in a news release.

Officials will be offering free cases of bottled water June 7 at 7 a.m., and customers will receive more information about those locations later this week.

Residents can visit the Austin Water website or click here to view the interactive map of the outage.