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Boil water notice lifted for San Angelo

The City of San Angelo said Sunday morning the TCEQ has rescinded the boil water for San Angelo.
Credit: City of San Angelo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The boil water notice that was issued Friday for many City of San Angelo residents has been lifted.

On Friday, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the City of San Angelo public water system to issue a boil water notice to all customers in areas affected by the water main breaks to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc).

According to a City press release, the public water system has taken the necessary actions to restore the quality of water distributed by the public water system used for consumption.

The public water system has provided TCEQ laboratory test results that indicate the water no longer requires boiling before use, as of 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18.

The release stated customers should do the following once the boil water notice is lifted.

  • Flush household pipes/faucets first: To flush plumbing, run all cold water faucets on full for at least 5 minutes each. If the service connection is long or complex (like in an apartment building) consider flushing for a longer period. The building superintendent or landlord should be able to advise on longer flushing times.
  • Automatic ice makers: Dump existing ice and flush the water feed lines by making and discarding three batches of ice cubes. Wipe down the ice bin with a disinfectant. If the water feed line to the machine is longer than 20 feet, increase to five batches.
  • Hot water heaters, water coolers, inline filters, and other appliances with direct water connections or water tanks: Run enough water to completely replace at least one full volume of all lines and tanks. If your filters are near the end of their life, replace them.
  • Water softeners: Run through a regeneration cycle.
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO) units: Replace pre-filters, check the owner's manual.
  • Replace other water filters, as they are disposable and may be contaminated. This applies especially to carbon filters and others that are near the end of their life.

For questions contact Allison Strube or Andy Vecellio with the Director of Water Utilities at 325-657-4209, 301 W. Beauregard Ave.

RELATED: UPDATE: Boil water notice remains in effect, City awaiting sampling test results