WATCH: San Angelo Water Crisis Enters 6th Day
SAN ANGELO, TX — The City reported Saturday evening, Feb. 20, that progress was seen throughout the day re-filling the water storage tanks across the water distribution system. Filling the tanks is required to restore water pressure to all customers. About half of the city is without adequate water from their taps and most of those customers are located on the upper plane of the water system.
Regardless, the entire water system is under a boil water notice mandated by the TCEQ. It will require the entire water system to be running at adequate pressure and good results from a water test to remove the boil water notice.
The City cannot predict when those who have no running water will have relief.
In the meantime, the San Angelo water officials request that water not be used from 9 a.m. until tomorrow morning, hoping this will provide an added boost to pressurizing the system and filling the water towers.
There are five sites open tomorrow by the City of San Angelo to distribute non-potable water for toilet and uses that do not include human consumption. You will need to supply your own water containers and you are limited to 30 gallons. The locations are:
- Mary E. Lee Park - 2160 Mary E. Lee Rd.
- Lamar Elementary School - 3444 School House Dr.
- Bonham Elementary School - 4630 Southland Blvd.
- TLCA High School Campus by the Bluffs - 5687 Melrose Ave.
- San Angelo Stadium - 1919 Knickerbocker Rd. Please enter off of Johnson St. across from the Verizon building.
There are some business and residential property owners or renters who found bad leaks from busted pipes during the week. The City announced that if these property owners, managers or renters need non-potable water for flushing toilets to please call (325) 486-3776 and leave a message with your name, phone number and address. City staff will be in contact with you about getting water for your toilets.
The San Angelo water system was strained due to freezing temperatures starting the evening of Feb. 14 from a winter storm. City officials said about 70 percent of the water usage is from residential areas. If residents conserver water overnight, the hope is pressure will increase enough to start filling water towers, restoring water pressure to all of the city.