San Augustine to turn off water for repairs to the water main

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) - As a result of a leak in the 16-inch water main that runs from the water plant to the elevated water tank behind the hospital, the City of of San Augustine will shut off its water Wednesday while the line is being repaired.

Contractors have already been notified, and the wotk is expected to take most of the day Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for the City of San Augustine. After the leak is repaired, the city will still have to conduct tests to make sure the water is safe for consumption.

During the work on the line, the city's water will be shut off. All residents of San Augustine will need to boil their water before consumption until further notice. All water for drinking or cooking will need to be boiled before use. Water that will be used for bathing or flushing will not need to be boiled.

According to city officials, some businesses and residdents will be affected more than others. The City of San Augustine will still be supplying some water to the town via 6- and 8-inch secondary pipes from the water plant.

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