Investigators Brought in to Pinpoint San Angelo Water Contamination


SAN ANGELO, TX – On Wednesday the City of San Angelo confirmed three contaminants were found in San Angelo water; benzene, acetone, and naphthalene.

The source of the contaminants remains unknown and in an effort to find the culprit for contamination, the State of Texas Department of Emergency Management reached out to the City of McAllen to request assistance.

Crews with the McAllen Public Utility department and an Emergency Manager will be traveling to San Angelo to help pinpoint where the pollution came from.

"The City of McAllen is always ready and willing to provide our experience, expertise, and resources to our fellow Texas communities, and also, our compassion, help, and support," said McAllen City Manager Roel Rodriguez, P.E. "We are proud that whenever we are asked to help, our employees immediately volunteer and are ready to serve."

The McAllen investigators will remain in San Angelo for an unspecified amount of time.

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