The June 1 episode of The Austin Breakdown touches on progress updates on Austin drinking water system improvements, plans for a new elementary school near Lake Travis and details on a local 100-unit supportive housing project.
Austin Water making headway on recommended improvements from winter storm, boil-water incidents
After 2021’s Winter Storm Uri and a citywide boil-water notice earlier this year, Austin’s city utility fell under increased scrutiny. While last year's winter storm caused water system failures statewide, it also exposed issues specific to Austin Water that the utility continues to address. Dozens of recommendations to improve Austin's drinking water systems have been completed in response to these issues.
Also on this episode...
Austin Planning Commission clears a 100-unit supportive housing project despite Hancock neighbors’ opposition; a new Lake Travis ISD elementary school will provide relief to overcrowded schools; Sushi Nini reopens following repairs from fire damage; and more.