Austin Water lifts boil water notice

Megan Menchaca

The boil water notice for Austin has been lifted, Austin Water announced Sunday.

Testing done by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality confirmed the water is now safe for consumption. Austin residents no longer need to boil water for drinking, cooking or making ice.

Austin Water is still asking residents to limit water use and refrain from using water for outdoor irrigation and vehicle or surface washing.

Austin Water also recommends removing at least one quart of water from refrigerator water dispensers before consumption and emptying any ice created during the notice. It is not necessary to flush pipes.