H-E-B Prepared for Boil Water Notice to Last Until Friday
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Both San Angelo H-E-B stores are up and running Wednesday and have plenty of bottled water on the shelves.
According to H-E-B general manager Lynn Shipley, "We were told it was going to be about 72 hours so we immediately called transportation and they started dispatching trucks with water.
We had two tankers. The first one came in at one o'clock last night and flushed our entire system. That took about 3,000 gallons. We had 2,000 gallons left.
We have another tanker on its way here now and should be here shortly, so we are continuing operation and we will be doing production for both stores so both stores are up and running.
We are getting trucks of bottled water in. It's selling extremely quick, so we should not run out of water.
I've been in contact with the city of San Angelo. It could be Friday before the boil water notice is lifted.
H-E-B is here to serve."
Here's the latest from the city of San Angelo: The boil-water notice issued Tuesday remains in effect. City of San Angelo water customers are urged to limit their consumption to essential usage.
Non-essential usage includes watering landscapes, washing vehicles and clothes, and taking baths (which use more water than showers).
Citizens are also encouraged to take short showers, to use paper plates to minimize dish-washing, and to monitor toilet flushing.
Maintaining normal pressure throughout the water system is one of the factors necessary to lift the boil-water notice. Also, maintaining sufficient pressure in the system is necessary to provide adequate public safety.
Water Distribution crews are working as diligently as they can to repair the water main break that precipitated the boil-water notice.
The break occurred in an isolated area of southwest San Angelo Tuesday afternoon. That complicated locating the break, which depleted much of the system of normal pressure.
Water has been rerouted to ensure service to all areas of the city. The timetable for completing the repairs and lifting the boil-water notice is currently undetermined.
Updated information will be provided as soon as it is available to the local media and posted on the City’s website at cosatx.us and on the City of San Angelo-Public Information Facebook and the City of San Angelo Twitter pages.