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UPDATE: Boil water notice lifted for San Angelo

The red area on the City's map (below) is the only area remaining under the initial "do-not-use" order.
Credit: City of San Angelo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo's citywide boil water notice has been lifted, as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, for most of the city.

The City said in a press release, it is important to note the areas indicated on the attached map in RED remain under a do-not-use notice until more information and test results are received.

The rescind notice only applies to the areas in GREEN on the attached map.

Credit: City of San Angelo

The City said it has taken necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of water distributed by the public water system and has provided Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with laboratory test results that indicate the water no longer requires boiling prior to usage.

What should homeowners do when the boil water notice is lifted?

Flush household pipes/faucets first: To flush your plumbing, run all your cold water faucets on full for at least 5 minutes each. If your service connection is long or complex (like in an apartment building) consider flushing for a longer period. Your building superintendent or landlord should be able to advise you 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 your water feed line to the machine is longer than 20 feet, increase to five batches.

Water heaters, water coolers, in line 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 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.

Visit cosatx.us/BoilNotice for more information.