Austin Water crews flushing areas with unusual taste, odor in water

Courtesy Austin Water

Austin Water announced on Sunday they are performing targeted flushing in areas still experiencing unusual taste and odor in their water. An infestation of zebra mussels in Town Lake are to blame for smelly tap water in Central and South Austin, according to authorities. Despite the smell, the water is safe to drink.

Flushing will be ongoing as Austin Water continues to see improvements.

This map indicates the flushing activity that has occurred and will continue to occur throughout the day.

If you are experiencing issues, contact 311.

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