SAWS News: SAWS Ends Boil Water Notice in Far South San Antonio
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SAWS Ends Boil Water Notice in Far South San Antonio

San Antonio Water System is rescinding the Boil Water Notice for far South San Antonio this evening.

“We are pleased to let you know that all safe drinking water standards have been met,” said SAWS Chief of Operation Steve Clouse. “Individuals can again drink water from their tap without boiling it. We recognize the inconvenience this event has created for this community and appreciate your cooperation while we worked to quickly repair the pipeline yesterday.”

A 16-inch water main break early Wednesday morning just south of South Loop 1604 & Applewhite Road resulted in pressure loss in the area that serves approximately 5,000 customers. In event of loss of pressure, TCEQ requires a Boil Water Notice and testing to ensure the water in the system is safe.

Since the main break, SAWS distributed bottled water as well as a tanker truck of water to the South Side community.

The area was formerly served by the BexarMet Water District, which was merged into San Antonio Water System. To improve service and reliability in this area SAWS is currently investing in a new Southeast Pump Station, costing approximately $10.6 million, which will minimize outage situations like this in the future. The new Southeast Pump Station will be online later this year.

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