AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin Independent School District spokesperson said repairs are now complete after a large water main break at an Austin high school Thursday.

A letter sent to Eastside Early College and International High School parents said the break was discovered Thursday morning and would take several hours to repair.

Around 9 p.m. Thursday, a district spokesperson said the issue had been resolved.

KXAN received several emails from concerned teachers and parents saying there was no water at the school early Thursday, and students were walking down the block to use restrooms at Austin Community College. KXAN spoke to Brenda Benavides, whose son attends the school. She said she received an alert Thursday afternoon and was concerned about sanitary conditions. Her son, Jose, said for a period of time there were no restrooms available.

“We really couldn’t use the restroom and there were a lot of fire drills in the same day,” he said.

A letter sent to Eastside Early College and International High School parents said the break was discovered Thursday morning and would take several hours to repair.

The letter also said AISD delivered pallets of bottled water and 20 portable toilets including a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

AISD said there was still electricity and the gas still worked, allowing the school to serve lunch. Temporary hand sinks were made available for staff. The HVAC system was also working and providing air conditioning to the building.

This is not the first concern students and parents have told us about. Two weeks ago, students alerted KXAN to false fire alarms, saying there were at least 30 since the fall. AISD told KXAN the fire alarms are too sensitive and were being set off by fragrances and steam. AISD said it has corrected the design and is replacing them.