TEXAS – Numerous local schools are asking parents to send students to class with water bottles during the boil water notice issued by Austin Water.
The notice was issued Monday, October 22 after massive flooding hit Texas. The debris and mud in the water will require extensive filtration before it is given the green light to drink safely.
Water must reach a rolling boil for three minutes to kill any harmful bacteria. Schools are shutting off water fountains until the notice is lifted.
Austin Independent School District said the cafeteria will be serving hot lunches and following the boil instructions closely. Fresh food that needs to be washed will not be served. AISD schools will supply any student in need with water, but encourage parents to send water bottles. All afterschool athletics will be cancelled.
The notice is impacting AISD, Lake Travis Independent School District, Dripping Springs Independent School District, Round Rock Independent School District, Pflugerville Independent School District, and Leander Independent School District.
The notice is also impacting the University of Texas at Austin campus. Students are advised not to drink water from fountains, sinks, or showers.
The notice is impacting these schools:
Austin Independent School District:
- All campuses are impacted by the boil water notice
Lake Travis Independent School District:
- Bee Cave Elementary School: LTISD
- Lake Pointe Elementary School: LTISD
- Lake Travis Middle School: LTISD
Round Rock Independent School District:
- Anderson Mill Elementary: RRISD
- Canyon Creek Elementary: RRISD
- Canyon Vista Middle School: RRISD
- Caraway Elementary School: RRISD
- Deerpark Middle School: RRISD
- Elsa England Elementary: RRISD
- Forest North Elementary: RRISD
- Grisham Middle School: RRISD
- Jollyville Elementary: RRISD
- Kelly Reeves Stadium: RRISD
- Laurel Mountain Elementary: RRISD
- Live Oak Elementary: RRISD
- McNeil High School: RRISD
- Pond Springs Elementary: RRISD
- Purple Safe Elementary: RRISD
Leander Independent School District:
- Grandview Hills: LISD
- River Place: LISD
- Rutledge: LISD
- Four Points: LISD
- Vandegrift: LISD
Pflugerville Independent School District:
- Connally High School: PISD
- Westview Middle School: PISD
- Dessau Elementary: PISD
- Dessau Middle School: PISD
- Ruth Barron Elementary: PISD
- Copperfield Elementary: PISD
- Delco Primary: PISD
- Northest Elementary: PISD
- Parmer Lane Elementary: PISD
- River Oaks Elementary: PISD
- Wieland Elementary: PISD
Dripping Spring Independent School District:
- All campuses are under the boil water advisory