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Over 1.3 million Texans still facing disrupted water supplies, authorities say

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Feb 24 (Reuters) - A little over 1.3 million people in Texas in 204 counties still had issues with their water supply as of Wednesday evening, compared to over 3.4 million people a day earlier, a spokesman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said.

A deadly winter storm caused widespread blackouts last week across Texas, a state unaccustomed to extreme cold, killing at least two dozen people and knocking out power to more than 4 million people at its peak.

"As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, 33 Public Water Systems are non-operational, affecting 20,689 Texans. 852 PWSs are on a boil water notice, affecting 1,333,134 Texans. 1,176 boil water notices have been rescinded. 204 counties are reporting PWS issues," the spokesman said in an emailed statement.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue)