The view on Austin on Tuesday afternoon was much better, as citizens urged to reduce consumption by at least 15%.…
The view on Austin on Tuesday afternoon was much better, as citizens urged to reduce consumption by at least 15%. Plants produced more treated water than consuming and reservoirs were filled, officials said at a briefing.
“The good news is that you heard and it works,” says City Manager Spencer Cronk. “But we ask you to keep your water protection measures.”
City leaders said Monday in a statement that emergency care was required. A boil water consultation continued in effect on Tuesday, as the city is working to filter “much higher levels of junk, silt and clay” from the Highland Lakes.
But leaders now say that the problem can be solved by days, rather than weeks, which originally feared.
Outdoor water use has been banned, officials said and violators can be reported to the city’s 31
Officials invited residents to refrain from watering their lawns and washing their cars. Mayor Steve Adler said that society has collapsed. “It’s one of the reasons I love to live in this city,” he said.
Companies, especially restaurants, cafes and bars, have been
Preparing food and keeping facilities – and employees hands – clean is boring, says Corona Coffee Company owner Naiman Rigby, who plans to close early to save water.
“We want to do our part,” he told CNN.
Rigby has also given bottled water to post workers and teachers coming in, he said.
University of Texas-Austin student Benjamin Cohen said the campus water fountains have been covered with trash. He and his roommates use bottled water, as well as boiling and cooling tap water. They have also switched off their ice maker and do not wash or run the dishwasher.
“We do not want to use excess water,” he said, and also wanted to make sure that the water we use is safe. “
Nearby San Antonio also went in to help and sent a 5,000 gallon tanker full of clean water to help Austin residents, officials said there.
All comes as the Austin area is set for more rain.
Hurricane Willa is due to landfall Tuesday in central Mexico, expected to take 2 to 4 inches of rain to the area via Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.