Austin lifts boil water notice

Notice was issued Oct. 22 after heavy rains left the water supply filled with silt and debris.

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AUSTIN, TEXAS, OCT 30, 2018 -- Officials in Austin, Texas, have lifted a boil-water notice issued Oct. 22 after the city's water supply was filled with silt, mud and debris following heavy rains and flooding.

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality testing showed the city's tap water met purity standards, rescinding the boil water notice as of 3 p.m. Sunday.

Restrictions on water use for outdoor irrigation, filling pools or spas, operating ornamental fountains, and washing homes and vehicles remain in place.

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