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SAWS Clears Remaining Service Area from Boil Water

All SAWS customers can now use their tap water without boiling, San Antonio Water System announced Tuesday.

After completing the required water quality sampling, and in consultation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) SAWS scientists determined that additional areas of San Antonio will be released from the Boil Water Notice immediately.

SAWS bulk water distribution sites are still available for self-service.

Returning to service after a Boil Water Notice

Wondering what to do first to ensure you can safely use your water after a Boil Water Notice? Here are steps recommended by the CDC:

  • Flush pipes by running each hot and cold water faucet for two minutes.
  • Flush, clean, and sanitize appliances that use tap water (such as ice machine and dishwasher) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Take proper steps to flush ice machines by following the manufacturer’s instructions, including at a minimum:
    • Throw out any ice remaining in all bins.
    • Make one additional batch of ice in each machine, and discard this batch of ice.
  • Put in new replaceable filters on refrigerators and other appliances.
  • Run drinking fountains continuously for two minutes to flush the system.

Additionally, SAWS is asking all customers turn off their irrigation systems as water pressure is normalized throughout the city.

TCEQ Notice – All SAWS Areas (PDF)

TCEQ Notice –  Mountain Laurel, Geronimo Forest, Northeast and Texas Research Park (PDF)

TCEQ Notice – San Antonio (PDF)

TCEQ Notice – Castle Hills (PDF)

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