SAN ANTONIO – For communities like Comal County, still under a boil water advisory, making sure you’re not getting sick from the water out of the tap is very important. But experts say boiling the water may not be enough to stay safe.
Low water pressure and water main breaks can cause contaminants and backflow from wastewater treatment plants to seep into water sources.
Dr. Tess Barton, an associate professor of pediatric infectious disease at UT Health San Antonio, says that fecal germs and bacteria can find their way into your mouth if you are not careful.
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