SAN ANGELO, TX — The City of San Angelo warned citizens using the City water not to take showers or baths tonight or tomorrow while water experts investigate the cause of “smelly” water running out of pipes in the PaulAnn area of town.
According to the City, the water department received numerous complaints Monday, Feb. 8 about an “unusual odor” from tap water at several PaulAnn area locations. PaulAnn is located San Angelo’s northeast side.
The odor is more pronounced when taking a shower, for example. Shower heads aerate the water, and the city water experts believe this aeration is a contributing factor that enhances the smell.
City water investigators were dispatched to the PaulAnn area to investigate and acquire samples of tap water in the area. Those samples were already sent to an independent lab that is tasked with finding clues as to why San Angelo’s water smells bad.
The City of San Angelo Water Utilities said as a measure of abundant caution to not use the City water for any reason except watering the lawn and flushing toilets until the matter is resolved. Even still, the water department noted that chlorine residuals and bacteria tests in the PaulAnn area are normal.
“There is no concern for bacterial contamination, which is being monitored continuously at this time,” the City stated.
The stern warning made in an abundance of caution should be resolved when the lab tests of the water are completed, hopefully within 24-48 hours, the City stated.
Until then, since no one can take a bath or shower tomorrow, everyone should use more deodorant, please.
We do not yet know if this incident involving our water supply is meant to "sap and impurify" our precious bodily fluids as warned in the 1960s movie Dr. Strangelove. See video below:
Dr. Strangelove "Precious Bodily Fluids"