Austin Water lifts boil-water notice for all customers

Austin Water has lifted its boil-water notice for the city of Austin. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Water has lifted its boil-water notice for the city of Austin. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin Water has lifted its boil-water notice for the city of Austin. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin Water lifted a six-day boil water notice for all customers Feb. 23 after water quality test results showed that city water is safe to drink, according to an announcement by the public utility.

“Today we can report that Austin’s water system has been restored to normal operations and the boil water notice has been lifted for all our customers,” Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros said in the announcement.


According to the announcement, Austin Water customers are clear to drink and use water, but other area utility districts may still have boil-water notices in place. Utilities that purchase water wholesale from Austin Water—including Night Hawk, Travis County WCID No. 10, Windermere, Creedmoor-Maha WSC, Morningside, Rivercrest, San Leanna, Marsha WSC, Wells Branch MUD, Northtown MUD, Manor, Rollingwood and Sunset Valley—may conduct additional water quality tests before lifting their isolated boil-water notices.

Austin Water also continues to repair water main breaks and other leaks across the city of Austin.

“There is still a lot to do to repair water pipelines that were damaged by the freezing weather, but customers should only experience occasional impacts from that work," Meszaros said. "We are thankful for the community’s efforts to conserve water over this past week to help us restore our operations today.”
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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