San Marcos issues boil water notice through Saturday afternoon for all customers


SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The City of San Marcos issued a citywide boil water notice for all customers that will stay in effect through Saturday at 5 p.m.

This is due to construction damage on a major city water main Thursday afternoon, which caused a pressure drop in the system in some areas. The city said it’s a precautionary measure, as there is no evidence of water contamination at this time.

Crews are working to repair the damage.

“After the main is repaired and water samples are processed, we would expect to receive satisfactory water quality results by 5 p.m. on Saturday, which will allow us to rescind the precautionary boil water notice at that time,” said Public Services Director Tom Taggart in a press release.

Water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil for two minutes before consuming. As an additional precaution, the city recommends boiling water before drinking when the water service is restored.

Texas State officials said the following buildings and facilities are affected by the notice:

  • 300 Loquat
  • 301 Loquat
  • 303 Loquat
  • 503 Loquat
  • 1341 Thorpe Lane
  • 1345 Thorpe Lane
  • 1401 Thorpe Lane
  • 400 W Hopkins Street
  • Archives and Research Center
  • Baseball Stadium
  • Band Storage Building
  • Bobcat Stadium
  • Bobcat Stadium End Zone Complex
  • Bobcat Village
  • Campus Recreation Competitive Sports Center
  • Campus Recreation Pavilion 
  • Department of Housing and Residential Life
  • Fire Station Studio
  • Grady Early Building
  • Intramural Fields
  • Jowers Center
  • Moeller House
  • Paul and Pat Gowens Family Pavilion
  • Physical Plant (All Buildings) 
  • Print Shop
  • Richard A. Castro Undergraduate Admissions Center and Annex
  • River House
  • Sewell Park Outdoor Center
  • Restaurant (formerly Saltgrass Steakhouse) 
  • Softball Stadium
  • Smith House
  • Spring Lake Hall
  • Spring Lake Ticket Kiosk
  • Spring Lake Warehouses and Shops
  • STAR One
  • Strahan House
  • Student Health Center-Thorpe Lane
  • Tennis Center
  • Thornton House and Garage
  • Track and Field Facility
  • University Distribution Center
  • University Events Center

Customers with more questions can call the Water and Wastewater Utility Office at (512) 393-8010 during normal business hours.

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