AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Water officials said that the city-wide boil water notice has been lifted.

• Some water restrictions remain in place
• Tests confirm tap water meets all regulatory standards and is safe for human consumption
• Customers are encouraged to continue conservation efforts

Customers no longer need to boil water used for drinking, cooking and making ice.

Water quality testing submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has confirmed that tap water meets all regulatory standards and is safe for human consumption.

The boil water notice was first issued six days ago on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 3 a.m. City leaders said that the floodwaters in the Highland Lakes were full of debris and mud, which Austin Water said would require extended filtration.

Austin Water customers are asked to continue water conservation efforts. 

Restrictions remaining in place include:

  • No outdoor irrigation
  • No adding water to pools or spas
  • No operation of ornamental fountains
  • No at-home pressure washing, vehicle or surface washing

Austin Water continues to work closely with Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center and city, county and state agencies to coordinate the final stages of the water treatment system recovery.

Any customers with further questions should visit the City of Austin Website.

Early Sunday afternoon, Mid-Tex Utilities Public Water System and Southwest Water Company lifted their boil water notice.  West Travis County Public Utility agency lifted its boil water notice for customers on Saturday evening.


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