City of Austin to give updates on water restoration, bottled water distribution efforts on Monday
AUSTIN (KXAN) – The recovery from last week’s brutal winter storms continues, and the city of Austin plans to provide residents with a virtual press briefing on the development efforts on Monday at 3:30 p.m.
While most of the power has been restored, the city’s water company, Austin Water, is working hard to completely repeal the boiling water announcement issued Wednesday for the entire city. As of Monday morning, only two out of ten regions are exempt from giving notice.
Austin Water partially lifts the reference to boiling water
The distribution of bottled water is also a high priority for the city administration. On Monday afternoon, the city of Austin announced it had received more than 118,000 cases of water for the community. To date, critical facilities and shelters have received more than 22,000 cases, and vulnerable populations have received approximately 29,000 cases, the city said. Residents have received approximately 39,000 cases through large distribution centers.
Free water will be available Monday to residents who cannot buy or boil water at 10 Austin locations
Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk, Greg Meszaros, Austin Water Policy Manager, Edwin Marty, Austin City Manager, and Denise Lucas, Development Services Director, will all be attending the conference.
KXAN.com will stream the press conference in this story and on the KXAN Facebook page.