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SAWS Ending Boil Water Notice After North Side Main Break

Test results confirm water quality

San Antonio Water System is rescinding the Boil Water Notice for the far North Side neighborhood after a water main break at 24935 Toutant Beauregard caused a loss of pressure to customers in nearby areas.

SAWS conducted tests to ensure that water in the area met all safe drinking water standards. Individuals in the highlighted areas can again drink and cook with water from their tap without boiling.

SAWS made phone notifications and social media announcements to customers in the area, and distributed bottled water to the affected customers during the boil water event.


Original boil notice — published April 7, 2020 at 10:15 p.m.

Far North Side Main Break Results in Loss in Pressure and Boil Water Notice

Repairs scheduled overnight

A water main break this evening at 24935 Toutant Beauregard (intersection of Boerne Stage Road & Toutant Beauregard) caused a loss of pressure to customers in nearby areas.

map of Boerne Stage Road & Toutant Beauregard boil water notice areaSAWS crews are onsite, and service will be repaired overnight, but state law requires that a boil water notice be issued.  Once pressure is restored, water samples must be tested to validate the water is safe for drinking or cooking use. Final results on the testing will likely not be available till Thursday.

SAWS has made phone notifications to customers in the area, and is providing bottled water for those affected. Customers should look for signage indicating location. Additional information for customers is at saws.org or at 210-704-SAWS (7297).

Until the testing results are returned, please only use the water for showering, washing hands, or clothes washing. Out of an abundance of caution, we urge customers to follow proper boil water procedures (see below) for all cooking and drinking purposes until notified by SAWS on Thursday.

TCEQ Boil Water Notice (PDF)

BOIL WATER PROCEDURES

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to consumption. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you should consider bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

We appreciate your cooperation and will notify you when the required state tests confirm that the boil water notice is no longer in effect.

 

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