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Austin Water employee shot

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Yesterday, an Austin Water utility employee was shot while removing a meter on the 5900 block of Manor Road. According to a statement to the press about the event, the shooting took place early Tuesday morning during the course of an alleged robbery. According to the Austin American-Statesman, the employee’s wallet was stolen, as was the wallet of someone waiting at a nearby bus stop. The 69-year-old employee, who has worked for AW for 20 years, was treated and released from University Medical Center at Brackenridge. The statement to the press further explains, “The work was being performed at this time of day to avoid any water service disruption to nearby businesses. … Over 1,000 Austin Water employees proudly work at all of hours of the day and night to deliver safe, reliable water service to Austin, and have for more than 100 years.”

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