Austin Water issues 'Boil Water Alert' for Texas Oaks South Neighborhood

Austin Water issued the following 'Boil Water Alert' for the Texas Oaks South Neighborhood.

Austin Water has issued a boil water notice to the Texas Oaks South, a south Austin neighborhood between Slaughter Creek and Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park. The notice is being issued because of a break in a 16-inch water main that supplies water to the neighborhood.


To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and for making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

Customers in the area could experience no water to low water pressure for the next 8-12 hours. Any water to be consumed must be boiled.

Lab tests to determine the safety of the water must be performed before the boil water notice can be lifted. Austin Water officials will notify you when the water is safe for consumption and no longer necessary to boil the water.