Historic Flooding Prompts Boil Water Order In Austin

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Originally published on October 23, 2018 12:51 pm

As Central Texas struggles with the impacts of last week’s historic flooding, residents of Austin are being warned to boil water before drinking or cooking with it. The city’s water utility says floodwaters flowing into water-supply lakes contain high levels of silt and mud, and is also asking residents to reduce their water usage.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd gets the latest from KUT senior reporter Mose Buchele (@MoseBuchele).

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