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Some Alamo residents still without power and running water due to severe weather

7 months 1 week 19 hours ago Friday, February 19 2021 Feb 19, 2021 February 19, 2021 9:54 PM February 19, 2021 in News - Local

Power outages were just one part of the problem caused by this week's freezing temperatures. The blackouts forced some Valley residents to go without water for days.

89-year-old Macrio Mireles and his son Trinidad have lived in the same South Alamo neighborhood all their lives. 

This week, they didn't just lose power they say they've also been impacted by the loss of water too. 

Trinidad says they had not heard from Military Highway Water Supply Corporation (MHWSC), their service provider, even after eight days without service. 

The Mireles family wasn't the only one left without water. 

Alamo resident Lupita Sanchez says she and her husband had to travel back and forth to other locations to bring water for daily necessities. 

MHWSC General Manager Ramon Rosales says the freezing temperatures shut off the electricity that powers the wells used to pump water out to customers. 

"All those lines have pretty much been empty," Rosales said. "We have to fill all those lines. We're hoping that we'll have... some kind of pressure before, you know this evening at the latest."

Rosales added that customers should start to see their water come back no later than Saturday. 

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