Austin Could Run Out of Water if Residents Don’t Curb Use Amid Historic Flooding in Texas, Officials Warn

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Officials are urging residents of Texas’ capital city to cut water consumption by at least 15% so water treatment plants can catch up with demand as historic flooding continues to muck up lakes that supply the region’s tap water.

“Immediate action is needed to avoid running out of water,” Austin leaders said Monday in a statement. “Emergency conservation now required.”

A boil-water advisory remains in effect Tuesday, as the city works to filter “much higher levels...

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