COSA: White Zone Areas Upgraded to "Do Not Drink" Zones


SAN ANGELO, TX -- The City of San Angelo has once again modified the current water usage map.

As of 9:00 p.m., the city and the TCEQ agreed to update the current do-not-use order for the white zone to a “do-not-drink” order. The PaulAnn area will remain under a do-not-use order.

According to the city, during the second round of tests of 22 samples only 3 tested positive for benzene. 

The positive samples reflected benzene levels below the TCEQ’s regulated maximum contaminant level for benzene, which is 5 micrograms per liter. This means that all 22 samples met the water quality criteria required by TCEQ for safe drinking water. 

The TCEQ collected new samples this afternoon and is awaiting results.

Updated Water Map | February 10, 2021
Updated Water Map | February 10, 2021

The following Do's and Don't's were released by the city for the neighborhoods that fall under the “do-not-drink” order area.

  • Take showers
  • Wash dishes
  • Wash your hands
  • Laundry
  • Drink water from the faucet (continue to use bottled water)
  • Brush teeth with water from the faucet (continue to use bottled water)
  • Cook with water from the faucet (continue to use bottled water)
  • Use ice from an automatic dispenser (purchase from a commercial facility within the current green area of the attached map)
  • Prepare coffee with water from the faucet (continue to use bottled water)
  • Fill pet water bowls from the faucet (continue to use bottled water)

"At this time, TCEQ anticipates receiving results from their sampling sometime tomorrow. Once that data has been received and analyzed by TCEQ, the City will be coordinating with TCEQ to determine when the “do-not-drink” order may be lifted to allow for full water use in the white zone in the attached map," said officials in a statement. "The isolated red zone will continue to be held under the current do-not-use order until the proposed flushing plan has been agreed upon between the City and TCEQ and has been implemented. The anticipated timeline to begin flushing will be released as soon as the information becomes available."

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