Water back on at Bowie High School after another water leak, AISD says


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Water at Bowie High School is back on after after being shut off Monday morning due to another water leak, Austin ISD.

The school has been plagued by several water leaks over the last week, with the first one reported on Nov. 1.

“This will take several hours to fix with repairs lasting into the evenings,” the district said on Twitter. “We’re moving quickly to get students and staff what they need on campus.”

Last week, a water leak gushing 26,000 gallons per hour was found on the campus on Monday. It was fixed, but another leak was found Tuesday.

The district says portable restrooms were taken to campus, as well as gallon jugs of water. The kitchen was not affected and will serve meals.

Absences for students will also be excused for Monday, the district said.

“We get that this is frustrating for our students and staff,” the district said. “We’re working very hard to fix this leak and are focused on preventing further issues.”

Austin ISD says Bowie classes will continue as normal on Tuesday.

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