The Boil Water Notice for the Entire City of San Angelo Remains in Effect Wednesday
Update 9/12/2018 7:00 a.m. The boil water notice for the entire city of San Angelo remains in effect Wednesday morning. According to the city of San Angelo public information department, the city will announce when the boil water notice is lifted. We will continue to investigate and monitor this situation and bring you new and important information when it becomes available.
On Tuesday, a major water main break along the Red Arroyo behind Executive Drive and Jackson St. prompted the boil water notice. Many businesses, especially restaurants, shut down because of a lack of water and then because of the boil water notice.
City crews continue to work to repair the water main break.
Update: 9/11/18 9:00 p.m.
Due to a break in a large water main in south San Angelo, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of San Angelo public water system (PWS 2260001)to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). 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 ice making 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.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.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.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Allison Strube in the office of the Director of Water Utilities at 325-657-4209, 301 W. Beauregard Ave.
SAN ANGELO, TX -- (Press Release) At the direction of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the City of San Angelo has issued a boil-water notice. This is a precaution to ensure the public’s health in light of a significant water main break suffered in southwest San Angelo today.
Water Utility officials are asking that customers reduce their water consumption to essential usage only as crews work to repair the main break, restore service and rebuild pressure in the water system. This would include shutting off sprinkler systems for at least 72 hours as water tanks are slowly refilled and water pressure returns to normal. Fortunately, San Angelo has received 3.77 inches of rain this month, which should negate the need to irrigate lawns for a couple of weeks.
Water Distribution crews are working as diligently as they can to restore service to customers as quickly as possible. There is no timetable on when those repairs will be complete. Customers began reporting low to no pressure about 12:30 p.m. The break was later discovered in an open area behind San Angelo Community Medical Center. Water Utilities officials are seeking to reroute water to restore service to as many areas as possible. As a result, water pressure throughout San Angelo could be impacted.
Restaurants are reminded that health codes require they have pressurized hot and cold running water.
The Lotus Cafe at 3524 Knickerbocker Rd. has closed because of the water situation. Dairy Queen on Knickerbocker Rd. has also closed temporarily.
This is a developing story and we will update it as new information becomes available.