Due to excessive rains overflowing some lakes and rivers are putting a strain on Austin’s water use, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has failed Austin’s water quality.
Now, the city will have to follow state procedures to have the boil notice lifted.
City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Angel Flores said they've now opened seven distribution spots for city and county residents to come get bottled water.
“We are still encouraging residents to boil their water at home. And, for the children, they will be provided water at the schools,” said Flores.
Austin's Mayor has issued a disaster declaration for the city as floodwaters continue to be filtered through the watersheds.
Austin Water hopes the boil water notice will be lifted Sunday.
“We are communicating with our internal and external stakeholders. We’re trying to get this boil water notice lifted,” said Flores.
You can check updates here.
Updates available on the TCEQNews website and https://www.tceq.texas.gov/news/tceqnews/the-latest/austin-boil-water-notice-update
Austin Water said the water is safe for bathing and laundry.
Click here for general information on boil water notices.