Update: SAWS rescinds boil water notice for far North Side neighborhoods, businesses

Customers should still flush household pipes, ice makers and water fountains before using for drinking or cooking

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SAN ANTONIOUpdate (11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16): The San Antonio Water System has rescinded the boil water notice for residents in the Tierra Mont and Stonewall Estates neighborhoods.

Residents can now use their tap water without boiling, SAWS said in a news release just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. About 700 customers were affected.

“SAWS conducted tests to ensure that water in the area met all safe drinking water standards. Individuals there can again drink and cook with water from their tap without boiling,” the release states.

SAWS recommends that customers flush household pipes, ice makers and water fountains before using them for drinking or cooking.

Original (4:21 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14): The San Antonio Water System announced a boil water notice Sunday afternoon for 700 homes and businesses west of I-10.

According to SAWS, the neighborhoods affected are Terra Mont and Stonewall Estates. Those neighborhoods and nearby businesses should boil their water for drinking, cooking and ice making until further notice.

SAWS issues boil water notice for Far North Side neighborhood (KSAT/SAWS)

The notice is due to a drop in water pressure, which went below 20 psi overnight, SAWS officials said

“SAWS is working to resolve this situation as quickly as possible. SAWS will complete repairs and restore pressure before final samples are collected, and SAWS is authorized to lift the boil water requirement,” SAWS officals said in a news release.

SAWS officials said customers will be notified when the water is safe to drink again.

For more information on what to do during a boil water notice, you can click here.


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Emily Martin is a digital producer trainee at KSAT. She earned a journalism degree from Texas State University, where she was news director at KTSW, the campus radio station. She has also interned at KXAN and KUT in Austin.