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Travis County judge prohibits car washing services until Feb. 25

Travis County Judge Andy Brown has issued an order prohibiting vehicle washing services until Thursday, Feb. 25 due to the low water supply in the county.

Judge Brown is also calling for Travis County residents to conserve water as much as possible.

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“We’re working across the county to ensure water is restored to all of our residents,” said Brown. “That is why we’re asking businesses to put their car washing services on hold until we can get this critical water supply to our entire community.” 

Austin Water reminded customers earlier Saturday that

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Austin Water Orders Ban On Car Washing, Outdoor Water Use

People who wash their cars or add water to a pool may be subject to a $250 fine under emergency water restrictions issued by Austin Water on Saturday.

The utility had asked customers to conserve water so it can shore up reservoirs depleted due to the extreme weather. A minimum amount of storage is needed to build water pressure for the entire system and get water back to customers.

Austin Water said the restrictions are also needed to ensure water is available for hospitals, fire departments and power plants.

In a statement announcing the restrictions, the utility said it had learned of “unneighborly water use” in the community.

Under the order, all outdoor water use is prohibited. Customers may not:

  • Use water for irrigation or testing of irrigation equipment
  • Wash vehicles, including at commercial car wash facilities
  • Wash pavement or other surfaces
  • Add water to a pool or spa
  • Conduct
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Quick Quack Car Wash grand opening in Victorville to include fundraiser for High Desert family

A nearly 20-foot-tall inflatable duck named “Quackals” stands along Palmdale Road in Victorville heralding the opening of the new Quick Quack Car Wash.

Quick Quick officials told the Daily Press the company’s first Victor Valley location had a soft opening on Feb. 2, with a grand opening celebration this week that includes free car washes, prize giveaways and a fundraiser for 22-year-old Marcus Hilton, who lives in Victorville and has cerebral palsy.

During the fundraiser, scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, instead of charging for car washes, the Victorville location will ask customers for donations.

Every donation raised for Hilton will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Quick Quack, Shannon Gauthier, Quick Quack marketing leader for Southern California, said.

“All the funds raised will go directly to the Hilton family,” Gauthier said. “We’re hoping to see a big turnout by people coming out to help Marcus.”

The Hiltons are members of

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Austin Water emergency use restrictions lifted Wednesday; Travis County judge lifts car wash ban

Austin Water’s emergency use restrictions were lifted on Wednesday morning.

AUSTIN, Texas — Travis County Judge Andy Brown had previously issued an order banning car wash services until Thursday, Feb. 25, because of low water supply throughout Travis County. Judge Brown rescinded that order on Feb. 24. The original ban came as Austin Water had issued emergency water use restrictions prohibiting outdoor water use.

On Tuesday, Austin Water said the water restrictions would be lifted on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 8 a.m.

Brown had asked for residents across the county to conserve water as much as possible.

“We’re working across the county to ensure water is restored to all of our residents,” said Brown. “That is

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Eric Woods Charged In Shooting At Storm Car Wash In East Brainerd That Left 2 Men With Gunshot Wounds

Chattanooga Police have charged Eric Lebron Woods in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting in East Brainerd that left two men with bullet wounds.

Woods, 23, was charged with two counts of attempted criminal homicide, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.

Police said several customers were at the Storm Car Wash on Mackey Avenue cleaning their vehicles when shots rang out. The customers began diving for cover and hid behind their vehicles.

At least two windows of the business and several customer cars were struck by bullets.

Lawarren Smith Jr. was shot in the chest and was taken into surgery. Ira Thomas was shot in the leg in the incident just before 5 p.m.

Police found numerous spent shell casings from four different type ammunition in groupings on the ground. Those included 9 mm, 5.728,, .300 Blackout and .40 caliber. 

Witnesses said there were two SUVs and a Ford Explorer with

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Travis County judge prohibits car washes until Thursday after residents question use during water crisis

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Travis County Judge Andy Brown issued an order Saturday evening, prohibiting car washing services until Feb. 25 due to the water shortage.

This was after KXAN checked in with leaders after receiving reports from several residents noting local car washes operating, while thousands of Texans in the Austin area continue to wait for enough clean water to drink or bathe.

In addition to being open, residents reported seeing long lines on Saturday afternoon at more than one business, including Barton Springs Car Wash located on 500 S. Lamar Boulevard.

Austin social media users didn’t miss it either.

Resident Mary Heather Dunn tweeted a photo of the Barton Springs business, saying, “How is this car wash allowed to wash cars when my 75 year-old mom hasn’t had water for four days?!”

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