Have a busted pipe in San Antonio? This fund might pay for it

The fund is set up for SAWS customers. It’s known as a Community Pipe Repair (CPR) fund. Visit SAWS.org/CPR for more information and to see if you qualify.

SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, February 24th. Customers can apply for the CPR program online. You can also get help submitting an application by calling (210) 233-FIXX (3499) or emailing [email protected]. Support in Spanish is available by phone or email.

If you are dealing with a broken pipe because of last week’s severe winter weather, you may be able to pay for it. A new fund will be set up for customers of the San Antonio Water System.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced the SAWS Community Pipe Repair Fund on Monday. He said it is intended to help vulnerable San Antonians who have suffered plumbing damage.

“The winter storm is over, but the recovery is at an early stage,” said Mayor Nirenberg. “Many of our friends and neighbors have immediate needs that they cannot afford, but they cannot afford not to address them.”

2/22 UPDATE: SAWS removed more #satx areas from ordering boiling water.

👨‍💻 Enter your service address https://t.co/sl32E3C7AZ here to display your water quality status.

“GREEN” areas mean your address is clear.

🛑Boil notification still applies to people who are NOT in green spaces. pic.twitter.com/n7kMZaP18W

– 𝐒𝐀𝐖𝐒 (@MySAWS) February 23, 2021

The CPR fund pays for the repair of emergency water pipes in the homes of SAWS private customers. It is hosted by the San Antonio Area Foundation and the repair program is administered by SAWS until all funds are used.

To date, the fund has received two major contributions from Spurs Give and Wells Fargo.

“The Spurs contributed $ 250,000 to the fund and Wells Fargo has agreed to contribute $ 25,000, which will allow us to add $ 275,000 to the CPR fund,” said Nirenberg.

The program will prioritize the repair of emergency pipes that “could harm the life, health or safety of occupants”.

There will be certain terms and conditions that will be announced later this week.

Click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to the CPR Relief Fund or to learn more about it.

“While we can still raise more money, we will stand ready to support the residents who need this program relatively soon thanks to the generosity of some amazing neighbors,” said Nirenberg.


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