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SAWS ‘will not’ shut off water to city amid winter storm

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Water System officers mentioned Tuesday that rumors in regards to the utility shutting off water to residents will not be true.

Officials mentioned that native energy shortages have affected SAWS pump stations and have induced low water stress or outages close to you, however they’ve back-up techniques in place to present the city with water.

SAWS says the freezing temperatures have frozen pipes in lots of houses throughout city.

Here are some suggestions to troubleshoot these points:

  • Check a number of taps across the residence. Are all of them off or is it only one or just a few? If so, your pipes are doubtless frozen.

  • Leave cupboard doorways open underneath the kitchen and loo sinks to enable hotter room air to flow into over the pipes.

  • If there are rooms with out heating ducts, depart doorways open to enable ambient warmth in, particularly if the room is on the north aspect of the home.

  • Allow taps to drip in numerous areas of the house to maintain water within the pipes transferring.

  • SAWS doesn’t suggest making use of warmth to pipes to defrost them.

Note: Once hotter climate has returned, it’s vital to test the plumbing in areas that may have frozen. Broken/cracked pipes can produce lasting – and costly – water injury.

  • Please pay particular consideration to these pipes as a result of leaks from there may trigger vital injury to houses and companies.

  • So, earlier than that occurs, we’d such as you to test now and know the place you may flip off your water on the meter and be ready to flip it off ought to your pipes begin leaking. See the video under for extra data.

  • From there, you will have to contact a plumber to make the repairs.

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