Water service still out in parts of Austin but electricity outages down to 8%

As thousands of people who live in Austin are without water Thursday, Austin Water explained during a virtual news conference that bringing water service back will be a slow, methodical process.

Electrical interruptions at the city’s largest water treatment plant caused water pressure to drop Wednesday. Soon after, a citywide boil water notice was issued. That plant is back online now, Austin Water said, but the water issues affected some of Austin’s largest hospital networks, including St.…


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