The entire city of Austin, Texas, the capital city of the nation’s second most populous state, is now under a boil water notice, water utility officials announced on Wednesday evening.
“As a result of the extreme weather conditions, a city-wide boil water notice has been issued due to power loss at The Ullrich Water Treatment Plant, Austin Water’s largest water treatment facility, and drops in water pressures below minimum standards,” said Austin Water in a statement. “We worked with Austin Energy to quickly assess our system and restore power and are in the process of bringing Ullrich Water Treatment Plant back online.”
— Austin Water (@AustinWater) February 17, 2021
Austin Water, the city’s water utility, also linked to detailed guidelines for the boil water notice, which includes information for dishes, laundry, pets, and baby