BOIL-WATER ALERT: No drinking water at Lake Travis Middle School on Tuesday


A boil-water advisory has been issued Tuesday for Lake Travis Middle School that bars students and staff from using the running water on campus, according to a letter from the school to parents.

Under the advisory issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, students and staff will be unable to use water fountains, ice makers, filtered water dispensers and sinks on campus Tuesday, the district said.

Parents are advised to send their kids to school with bottled water because of the advisory. Because students will not be able to wash their hands, hand sanitizer will be placed outside of each restroom, the district said. 

Students will not be able to shower in locker rooms, however toilets will function properly, officials said. The cafeteria plans to offer food cooked with bottled water. 

School officials will explain the boil-water notice to students at the start of classes Tuesday and will alert parents when conditions change, the district said.


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