SAWS Cleaning and Flushing Pipes on South Side
Former BexarMet area needs cleaning for water quality
San Antonio Water System is initiating maintenance on the South Side in two former BexarMet areas to ensure high water quality delivery.
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Because the disinfection method is changing, medical facilities and dialysis operators should make any necessary changes to treatment measures. In addition, people or businesses that keep live fish should determine if changes in water treatment are needed.
The two former BexarMet systems involved in the cleaning process receive water from Medina Lake and are disinfected with chloramines, which under some conditions in warm weather can result in reduced chlorine levels. Periodic maintenance is recommended to clean the tanks and pipes that deliver the water. BexarMet last performed this maintenance just over a year ago.
As part of the process, SAWS will temporarily change the method of chemical disinfection. The disinfectant change and intense flushing will initially take about four days to complete. Customers may notice water flowing from water tanks and fire hydrants in the area.
SAWS employees will not need to enter any residences or businesses as part of this project.
The first public meeting on the issue will be June 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Library located at 2803 Hunter Blvd., south of I-35. An additional meeting is being scheduled for next week. Individuals can also receive more information by calling 210-922-1221 or visit www.saws.org/pipecleaning.
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