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Mayor Nirenberg unveils SAWS’ Community Pipe Repair Fund

Published on Monday, February 22, 2021

Mayor Nirenberg unveils SAWS’ Community Pipe Repair Fund

CONTACT: Bruce Davidson, 210-207-8998
bruce.davidson@sanantonio.gov
Zack Lyke 210-207-8448
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SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 22, 2021) — Mayor Ron Nirenberg today announced the creation of the SAWS’ Community Pipe Repair Fund to help vulnerable San Antonians who suffered plumbing damage because of last week’s winter weather event.
 
“The winter storm has passed, but the recovery is in its early stages,” said Mayor Nirenberg, “Many of our friends and neighbors have immediate needs that they can’t afford to address, yet they can’t afford not to address them.”

The SAWS’ Community Pipe Repair fund – the CPR fund -- will fund emergency water pipe repair in SAWS residential customers’ home. The fund will be hosted by the San Antonio Area Foundation, and the repair program will be administered by the San Antonio Water System until all funds are exhausted.

“I am pleased to announce that we have launched the fund with generous contributions from Spurs Give and Wells Fargo,” said Mayor Nirenberg. “The Spurs have committed $250,000 to the fund and Wells Fargo has agreed to contribute $25,000 – enabling us to launch with $275,000 in the CPR fund.”

The program will prioritize emergency pipe repair that risks causing harm to the life, health, or safety of the occupants. Applicants will have to meet certain eligibility requirements, which in addition to the application process, SAWS will share this week.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the CPR relief fund go to Saws.org/CPR. Applications for relief also can be made at this website.

The Mayor added, “While we have some more funds to raise, we will be ready to begin supporting residents who need this program relatively soon, thanks to the generosity of some amazing neighbors.”

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