Texas restores power but still struggling with water

Houston (AFP) – Texas authorities have restored power statewide bringing relief after days of unprecedentedly frigid temperatures, but millions were still struggling Saturday without safe, drinkable water. “Due to lack of power, frozen pipes, high use at certain times, we’ve seen the number of systems go up that are reporting (water) issues,” Toby Baker, executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality told reporters during a televised briefing. Water problems, he said, were impacting about 14.3 million residents out of a total population of around 29 million, as officials d…

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