Austin Water leaders look for lessons as water crisis ebbs – News – Austin American-Statesman

Three weeks after a water treatment crisis that forced Austinites to boil drinking water for nearly a week, utility administrators are beginning to grapple with whether they could have done anything differently to avoid it. “We came pretty close to working this event without having to do a boil water notice,” Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros told members of the Water and Wastewater Commission on Wednesday night. “It just didn’t fully come together.” He said a greater realization of what impact extremely silty water could have on treatment operations might have made a difference. “I would have called for stronger water (usage) reductions earlier,” Meszaros said. “We started appealing for water reductions Sunday afternoon (Oct. 21). … One of the changes we’re going to make in the future is, if we see turbidity starting to climb, we would immediately go into a water reduction mode.” The city’s mandatory water-use restrictions came Oct. 21, three days after officials noticed heavy turbidity in the water coming into the Lake Travis treatment plant, an aftereffect of heavy rains that fueled severe flooding along the Llano River. The silt- and debris-laden water soon overwhelm...

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