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UPDATE: City of San Angelo provides water update

UPDATE: Water crews are flushing hydrants as part of the boil water notice process and technicians will begin taking samples Monday.
Credit: COSA

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Update (7:37 p.m.):  The City of San Angelo provided the latest water update Sunday evening.

According to the City's update, the City has good water pressure throughout the system and water tanks are at a normal operating level.

Water crews working on flushing hydrants as part of the boil notice process and water technicians will begin taking samples around the City Monday.

Although the pressures and tanks are good, residents are asked to ease into usage. Residents can resume normal functions of water usage including taking showers, doing laundry and dishes.

The City is asking residents to:

  • Take quick showers

• Don’t do all of your laundry at once – try to wash essentials only and spread wash loads out

• Be responsible water users and remember conservation is still needed

• Continue to boil water before consuming; we are still under a boil notice at this time

The City noted samples require a minimum of 18 hours for completion and the process could take up to 1-2 days. The samples do not have to be sent to Austin and can be processed locally.

For more information on boil water notices visit, cosatx.us/BoilNotice.

Original story.

The City of San Angelo issued an update to the boil water notice and process Sunday afternoon.

According to the City's update, a boil water notice remains in effect. The City also provided answers to questions frequently it saw on social media.

  • Information about rescinding a boil water notice:

- A boil water notice cannot be rescinded until repairs have been completed, pressures are above minimum requirements, mains have been flushed, chlorine residual is acceptable and water samples have been collected and tested acceptable.

- Once all of that is done then water samples are taken throughout town. Those samples alone require a minimum of 18 hours for completion. This process can take up to 1-2 days. These types of samples do not have to be sent off to Austin and can be processed locally.

- You may see City employees flushing hydrants as a part of this process. Once our technicians begin taking samples from the field, we will let the public know.

  • Because some areas had either low pressure or no pressure at all, some residents may experience odors with the tap water or discoloration. These are both normal during this boil notice process and can be addressed by flushing water through your pipes for a short amount of time. Remember that under a boil water notice you must boil the water before consumption.

The City will provide progress updates as they become available. Public  p.mnotification will be given once the boil water notice is rescinded.