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Over the weekend, Bexar County launched the second phase of a program designed to help residents in need of plumbing repairs after last month’s disastrous winter storms.
As part of the initiative, the county will dispatch a plumber and pay up to $ 1,500 in parts and labor for repairs caused by the frost.
Those in the suburbs and outskirts of the county are more likely to have difficulty finding plumbers due to their remote location, according to Bexar County officials. In the past two weeks, the county has distributed more than 40,000 boxes of water to people in the affected areas.
“With 46 water service providers in Bexar County, many do not qualify for the SAWS / City of San Antonio utility program and still lack running water,” said Rebeca Clay-Flores, district chairperson for District 1, in the press release.
Details on how to apply for the program are available online. Residents can also call (210) 631-5000 for the reimbursement program or (210) 631-6000 for the plumbing program.