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Finally, the winter storm's tight hold on Texas has loosened and restrictions on water and energy use have been brought back to normal.

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(Jack Morgan)

What started with concerned neighbors bringing water to senior citizens has now become a multi-day fiasco involving a state representative, FEMA and Travis County Emergency Operations.

A Pflugerville senior living center, Cambridge Villas at 15711 Dessau Road, is still without running water after a burst sprinkler system flooded every apartment unit with inches of water on Saturday.

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(Steven Joyner)

The Ullrich Water Treatment plant with a layer on Wednesday.

Austin Water lifted the boil water notice for its Central Austin zone—one of nine in its service area—early Monday morning, a week after a winter storm left hundreds of thousands of Austinites without power and, a couple days later, tens of thousands without water. The boil water notice remains in effect for the eight other zones—two of which are still experiencing a complete water outage. Meanwhile, power has been restored to almost the whole Austin area.

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As Austin moves toward six full days on a citywide boil-water notice, Austin Water announced Sunday afternoon that it would begin sampling certain areas of its water supply to make sure water is safe to drink.

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