Austin Water lifts boil notice for all customers; water restrictions remain in effect

Boiling water

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Austin Water completely lifted the boil water notice across the city Tuesday, nearly a week after severe winter weather disrupted water services for the utility.

With the boil water notice being lifted, customers no longer need to boil water used for drinking, cooking and, making ice.

“Today we can report that Austin’s water system has been restored to normal operations and the boil water notice has been lifted for all our customers,” Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros said in a statement. “There is still a lot to do to repair water pipelines that were damaged by the freezing weather, but customers should only experience occasional impacts from that work. We are thankful for the community’s efforts to conserve water over this past week to help us restore our operations today.”

The utility says it will continue emergency mandatory water use restrictions until further notice, while the system continues to return to normal operations. Those restrictions prohibit customers from doing the following:

*Use water for irrigation or testing of irrigation equipment
*Wash vehicles, including at commercial car wash facilities
*Wash pavement or other surfaces
*Add water to a pool or spa
*Conduct foundation watering, or
*Operate an ornamental fountain or pond, other than aeration necessary to support aquatic life

Violations of any of the above restrictions should be reported to 311.