Texas Border Business
The City of San Angelo is experiencing a complete water shut down that began a day or two ago. Media reports indicate that a contaminant in their drinking water has been detected and ALL potable water is off limits. Water cannot be used for drinking, cooking, bathing, etc.
The State of Texas Department of Emergency Management reached out to the City of McAllen this morning and requested assistance.
The City of McAllen is deploying a crew of employees from the McAllen Public Utility and one Emergency Manager to San Angelo this afternoon to provide technical and professional assistance to the City of San Angelo. All personnel being deployed volunteered for the assignment.
“The City of McAllen is always ready and willing to provide our experience, expertise and resources to our fellow Texas communities, and also, our compassion, help and support,” said McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E. “We are proud that whenever we are asked to help, our employees immediately volunteer and are ready to serve.”
McAllen Public Utility Crews, together with Mark Vega, General Manager McAllen Public Utility and Elvira Alonzo, Director, McAllen Public Works.
The reason for traveling to San Angelo is to provide technical support with compromised water system. They will stay in San Angelo, Texas as of today until further notice.