ABILENE, Texas — The City of Abilene hopes to have water restored by the end of the day.
During a 10:45 a.m. news conference, City manager Robert Hanna announced power was restored to the Northeast water treatment plant around 11:15 p.m. Monday.
It was back online and "pushing water into town" at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday.
"Our goal is to get 18-20 million gallons a day out of that plant," said Rodney Taylor, Director of Utilities. "he day before we saw the power grid failure, lost power, 18 million gallons a day and hat was really high for a winter day."
Taylor said the other two water treatment plants are still without power.
The City is urging people not to open their faucets to allow the system has time to recharge.
Once you do have water, you should not consume it -- drink, cook or brush your teeth -- without first boiling the water for two minutes.
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