Water customers of the city of San Marcos do not need to boil their water before consumption and other uses, according to a Feb. 21 news release.

City water systems were repaired and pressure was stabilized across the overall water distribution system, allowing water samples to be taken for testing. A laboratory returned results for those tests Sunday morning, which cleared the water of any contamination.

The city said customers may return to normal water consumption, but encouraged continued conservation as normal practice.

Plumbing permits

The city also announced plans to temporarily waive fees for plumbing permits associated with repairs made necessary by last week's severe winter weather.

City Council will consider ratification of the waiver during their Feb. 24 meeting, and it would last through April 1.

Permits, which will be required for nearly all plumbing repairs, can be applied for online, and more details are available on the city's website.

The city's winter weather call center will close Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. Any water issues can still be reported by email or by calling 512-393-8010.