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Updated: Boil Water Notice Lifted for All Austin Water Customers
Tap water now cleared for consumption
"...Updated Feb. 23, 11:55am: Austin Water has now lifted the boil water notice for..."

Feb. 22, 2021 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin Water Woes Continue
Austin Water and Austin Energy vow to secure third-party audits for meter reading and billing
"...Last Wednesday during a Public Utility Committee meeting, Austin Water Utility Director Greg Meszaros told members of Council..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros Resigns In Wake of Plant Snafu
Interim leader and third-party audit on tap for utility
"...a memo this morning, City Manager Spencer Cronk announced Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros is resigning from his post..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Post by Lina Fisher

Austin Water Issues Boil Notice
When will we get good water back? Good question.
"...officials painted a more optimistic picture, saying the boil water order could be lifted this weekend. Read story...."

Oct. 23, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Water’s Aquifer Storage Project Steams Ahead
Project aims to store drinking water underground in the event of another supply issue
"...After the third boil water notice in four years this February, Austinites are pondering..."

April 1, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin Water Issues Citywide Boil Water Notice
Customers asked to curtail water use as much as possible
"...The city of Austin issued a precautionary boil water notice Saturday evening, citing..."

Feb. 5, 2022 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin Water Woes
Despite abnormal water usage readings, Austin Energy says billing system accuracy is "extremely good"
"...the story of Catt Bowen, who said her August Austin Water bill came back six times higher than the..."

Sept. 11, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Water Utility Progress
Cutting greenhouse-gas emissions
"...Every gallon of water used, treated, and pumped in Austin means energy get..."

June 19, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Water Audit Zeroes In on Problems at Treatment Plant
Weak morale, understaffing contributed to four system failures in five years
"...After the city-deemed "ultimately preventable" boil water notice in early February of last year that led..."

Jan. 20, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Leak No More: Paul Robbins on Austin Water
New report criticizes Austin Water's conservation efforts
"..."Read It and Leak" – deeply critical of city water utility Austin Water's current conservation efforts. Robbins has been..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

UT Research Reinforces Anti-Racism at Austin Water
Making equity flow
"...ways they reinforce systemic racism and inequality. In one Austin city department, they're taking concrete steps. Austin Water is..."

Oct. 30, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin Water: The High Cost of Saving
Proposed water conservation measures come with a price tag
"...You have to feel for Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros. With several water-saving proposals he..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Point Austin: Water, Water (Plant) Everywhere
The arguments over WTP4 have petrified
"...odder quirks of the still festering debate over the Water Treatment Plant No. 4 project – now well under..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Austin Energy Gets It; Austin Water Doesn't
"...Dear Editor, Re: Your article "Ending the Water War" [News, Sept. 11]: Austin Energy gets it. At..."

Sept. 14, 2009 Postmarks

The Austin Water Wars
"...Dear Editor, Thank you for featuring our city’s water challenges last week [“Becoming Drought Tolerant,” News, Aug. 29]...."

Sept. 2, 2014 Postmarks

Austin Water Audit Zeroes In on Problems at Treatment Plant
Weak morale, understaffing contributed to four system failures in five years

June 2, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Water Fall
Between Austin Water's conservation goals and its execution ... lies a shadow
"...know him would surely guess – working on his water report: a critical analysis, characteristically unsparing in detail, of..."

June 17, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Citywide Boil Water Notice Issued
Treatment plant power loss impacts water quality
"...Power loss at Ullrich Water Treatment Plant, Austin Water’s largest water treatment facility, has..."

Feb. 17, 2021 News Post by Kimberley Jones

New Reservoirs Should Curb Boil Water Notices in South Austin
Austin Water staffing improves but drought will get worse
"...In light of the rising number of boil water notices in recent years, Austin Water updated City Council..."

May 26, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Water Boil Order Could End This Weekend
City issues official notice on water quality
"...While the water boil notice has so far been a precautionary measure,..."

Oct. 24, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

How Accurate Is Your Water Bill?
Residents complain they're being overcharged; city disagrees
"...the story of Catt Bowen, who said her August Austin Water bill came back six times higher than the..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Dumping the Water Pump
Should Austin's conservation success forestall WTP 4?
"...Somehow Austin just can't stop fighting over Water Treatment Plant No...."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Can Federal Funds Clear Up Local Water Problems?
Water quality is worst in marginalized communities
"...Richard Franklin has lived in Austin's Colony, an unincorporated community in Austin's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ)..."

Sept. 15, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Winter Is Still Coming: An Update on Water, Power and Other Relief for Austinites
As the city thaws, utilities slowly repair damage, restore service
"...With power restored to more than 96% of Austin Energy customers, local leaders’ priority has shifted to..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Expectations and Explanations for the Boil-Water Notice
Plus, how to register for emergency alerts if you didn’t get one
"...On Saturday evening Austin experienced its third boil-water notice in four years, this..."

Feb. 7, 2022 News Post by Lina Fisher

Austin's Utilities Brace for Busy Billing Season
"If the water goes through the meter, you bought it. If electricity goes through the meter, you bought it."
"...considerably drier end of summer. August in particular, recalled Austin Energy spokesperson Robert Cullick, was one of the highest..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Then There's This: Water Talk Bubbles Forth
Exploring the unknown future of Austin's water supply
"...– is a treasured rule of thumb here in Austin, as in most other growing cities. And if there's..."

May 16, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Water Distribution Sites Open Around Austin
Boil water notice, water use restrictions still in place
"...lost power is no longer a problem for most Austinites, water issues continue: The city and county are still..."

Feb. 21, 2021 News Post by Kimberley Jones

City Lifts Boil Water Notice
Here's what you need to know before using your tap water
"...You can stop boiling water, Austin! The city officially lifted the week-long boil water..."

Oct. 28, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

City Hall Hustle: The Magic Water Bullet
What water do we need, and when do we need it?
"...If the recent City Council presentation on the conspiracy-steeped Water Treatment Plant No. 4 was the municipal equivalent of..."

July 31, 2009 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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