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Boil water notice issued by TCEQ for some residents in southwest San Angelo

A water main break in southwest San Angelo resulted in low water pressure. The TCEQ wants affected residents to boil water prior to consumption.
Credit: City of San Angelo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — After a water main break in southwest San Angelo resulted in a reduction in water pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of San Angelo public water system (PWS 2260001) to notify all customers in the affected area to boil their water prior to consumption (washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc).

The notice said children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

Instead of boiling, residents can purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Public water system officials will let residents know when it is safe to consume the water once again and rescind the boil water notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).

You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Anyone with questions concerning this matter, or need assistance in interpreting or translating this notice should contact Allison Strube or Andy Vecellio in the office of the director of water utilities at 325-657-4209, 301 W. Beauregard Ave.

Credit: City of San Angelo