• Science Friday, NY Times

Austin, Texas: The city water filtrations system is overwhelmed with silt due to flood waters

After a period of unprecedented rain that raised area lakes up to record highs, residents of Austin, Texas and surrounds woke up on Monday, October 22 to news of a city-wide water boil order from city authorities. Flood waters had overwhelmed the city’s filtration system, and our drinking water was deemed unsafe due to large amounts of silt and residues. The City of Austin also called for an immediate reduction of water consumption by 20% to avoid running out of water altogether.


Major flooding in Marble Falls, Tx. October 18, 2018

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/22/austin-water-boil-water-notice-after-historic-flooding/

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