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Austin ordered to boil water; flood silt stalls treatment

The city of Austin’s water utility told all residents early Monday to boil water before using until the city’s water treatment system is stabilized.


Full story here:
https://www.statesman.com/news/20181022/austin-ordered-to-bo...

As you might imagine, every bottle of bottled water is sold out city-wide. Search Twitter for #AustinWater if you want to see pictures.

The Fire House is well provisioned with bottled water. Not that it’s really needed: we can boil tap water to make it safe. And we have bleach if it comes to that. I try to act concerned about this so my neighbors don’t realize the extent of our preparations.

Yet another reminder that you need to prepare beforehand because you won’t be able to scrounge emergency supplies afterward.

Regards,

- HCF
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