SAWS has taken the Bear Creek Street well out of service after a raw water sample tested positive for E. coli.
Customers do not need to boil, treat their water or take any other action, SAWS said. They will investigate the source of the bacteria, disinfect the well and conduct further testing before putting it back in service.
The well is part of the former BexarMet's water system in west San Antonio, between West Military and Loop 1604, south of Marbach and north of Highway 90 West.
“We are constantly testing San Antonio’s water to ensure it is high quality. Finding this result and responding to it is the process of ensuring safe drinking water,” said Steve Clouse, SAWS Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President.
Under the Groundwater Rule established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, SAWS will provide public notice if a water well tests positive for E. coli or fecal bacteria.