AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Water has lifted emergency water restrictions for the city that have been in place since the October flooding.

  • Emergency water restrictions lifted
  • In place since October flooding
  • Outdoor watering can resume

The director of Austin Water, Greg Meszaros, lifted the restrictions on Tuesday, allowing customers to resume outdoor water use.

On October 22, the restrictions went into place as rapidly rising floodwaters poured high levels of debris into the water supply. The city’s three water treatment plants were directly impacted, prompting a boil water notice. 

The boil water notice caused a panic for water bottles across Austin, depleting grocery stores of their supplies.

“I want to thank our customers for their efforts to conserve water and especially during the recent emergency,” said Director Greg Meszaros, Austin Water. “Austin Water is reviewing the data from the flooding event to determine what steps are necessary to ensure the resiliency of our systems.”

Locals are reminded that with the recent rain and dropping temperatures the need for outdoor watering is reduced.