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Water restored at NEISD schools following main break on North Side

Encino Park Elementary, Tejeda Middle School were affected by break

UPDATE: A spokesperson for NEISD said both Encino Park Elementary and Tejeda Middle School have had water restored following a water main break early Wednesday morning.

Anne Hayden, communications manager for SAWS, said most of the customers affected by the water main break at Highway 281 and Encino Rio have their water turned back on and have water pressure restored.

Hayden said a small group is still affected by the main break and that crews are working on getting them back online.

SAWS said they will have to replace a pipe so it could be another eight hours before everyone has water.

At this time, it is not clear what caused the break. Construction in the area has complicated things as it's covering up some of their valves, SAWS said.

More than 1,000 homes and businesses in the area east of Highway 281 near Encino Rio were affected by the break at some point.

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(Original Story)

Two North East Independent School District schools and several area homes are without water following a water main break early Wednesday morning.

The water main break is affecting an area near Encino Rio and Highway 281.

Aubrey Chancellor, a spokesperson for NEISD, said both Encino Park Elementary and Tejeda Middle school are presently without water, but that they are implementing a contingency plan. Water is being delivered from outside sources and that the school day will continue as normal, Chancellor said.

San Antonio Water System officials said they are working to resolve the issue, but at this time they do not know how many homes are affected or what exactly caused the issue.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.


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