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County bans car washes during water crisis

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Tai Moses

Over the weekend, Travis County Judge Andy Brown issued an order prohibiting car-washing services due to the water shortage. While many residents have had their water service restored, thousands are still under a boil-water notice. The order prohibits businesses “from providing vehicle washing services until Feb. 25 so as to allow for water supplies to replenish and water pressure to be restored throughout Travis County.” Those caught violating the order could be slapped with a fine of up to $1,000.

Editor’s Note: Andy Brown is on the board of the Capital of Texas Media Foundation, which is the parent nonprofit of the Austin Monitor.

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