Most Austin homes should have water restored Sunday
Austin neared restoration of water service Sunday amid revelations that it had narrowly averted an even more perilous water disaster.
Austin Water Director Greg Meszaros said most of the city should have at least some water flowing by the end of Sunday. He warned, though, that water pressure levels would vary based on location and other factors.
At the height of the emergency, Meszaros said, the city was at risk of losing all water service last week had it not been for facilities in a vast area served by what he called a “central pressure district” fed by two main plants. As it was, large portions of the city suffered one or more days of water loss.
“It was pretty dire,” Meszaros told the American-Statesman. “It could have gotten worse, but the central system kept going and gave…