Austin Water

February 10, 2019 - 10:13 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin Water crews are working Sunday to perform "targeted flushing" in areas experiencing unusual taste and odor, officials said. Some customers, particularly in the southern half of the city, have been experiencing smell and taste issues with their water since Thursday ...
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February 07, 2019 - 11:14 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Some customers of Austin Water have been complaining of a bad smell coming from their tap water since Thursday, but utility officials say it's nothing to worry about. The utility says it believes the odor issues are being caused by the presence of zebra mussels in a raw water...
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November 13, 2018 - 8:33 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- More than three weeks after a historic system-wide boil water notice, Austin Water has lifted emergency restrictions. The move means customers can resume outdoor water usage in line with the utility's Conservation Stage restrictions. "I want to thank our customers for their efforts...
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October 28, 2018 - 3:37 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- For the first time in seven days, Austin Water customers are no longer under a mandatory boil water notice. Officials announced the lifting of the boil water order Sunday afternoon. Customers no longer need to boil water used for drinking, cooking and making ice. Water quality...
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October 26, 2018 - 11:42 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin Water is still on target to lift the system-wide boil water notice sometime on Sunday, officials said Friday morning. Mayor Steve Adler and other officials thanked the community for their efforts during this situation. "The challenge that was presented to us last weekend was...
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October 25, 2018 - 1:17 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Mayor Steve Adler has signed a formal disaster declaration for the City of Austin. Officials say it's a procedural step, bringing the city in alignment with other governmental entities that have already made the declarations. It will also allow for reimbursement of some of the city...
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October 24, 2018 - 9:01 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- As Austin Water enters its third day of a system-wide boil water notice, officials are opening five water distribution sites across the city. City and county officials have made arrangements to provide extra water for those with special needs, who are unable to boil water, or need...
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October 24, 2018 - 8:43 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The system-wide boil water notice affecting Austin Water is now mandatory, officials announced Wednesday morning. The utility says that as of October 23, standards for turbidity have been exceeded and Austin Water is officially required by the Texas Commission on Environmental...
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October 23, 2018 - 5:02 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- City of Austin officials urged continued conservation efforts as a city-wide boil water notice continues well into its second day - but emphasized that this will be a short-term problem. Austin Mayor Steve Adler downplayed earlier estimates from Travis County officials saying that...
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October 23, 2018 - 8:08 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- As Austin enters its second day under a city-wide boil water notice, city officials continue to urge residents to reduce their water usage to prevent a critical situation from getting worse. Austin Water officials say the city's treatment plants are able to treat about 105 million...
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