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UPDATE: Boil Water Notice ends for Helotes residents after water main break

The advisory was expected to last until Sunday. It was canceled Monday morning.
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SAN ANTONIO — UPDATE: As of 10:40 a.m. Monday, San Antonio Water System has rescinded the Boil Water Notice for the far north side area near Helotes. SAWS said it conducted tests to ensure that water in the area met all safe drinking water standards. People can again drink and cook with water from their tap without boiling it. SAWS also said it contacted residents by phone and posted announcements on social media, in addition to distributing bottled water to affected customers.


A boil water advisory expected to last until Sunday has been issued for Helotes residents after a water main burst Friday evening.

According to the officials with the San Antonio Water System, crews were working to restore water pressure as early as Friday night. But though the problem is expected to be fixed by Saturday morning, SAWS expects it will take another day to validate that water is safe to drink and use for cooking. 

Residents who live within the shaded areas below are urged to bring water to a rolling boil and keep it there for two minutes before drinking or using it to cook. 

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In the meantime, if you live in the area and are in need of water, look out for signage outside; SAWS is distributing bottled water for neighbors in the area.