San Antonio residents may be able to get financial help to repair water pipes broken in the freezing weather under the Community Pipe Repair fund - CPR fund - announced in partnership with the San Antonio Water System, the San Antonio Spurs and Wells Fargo.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg said early tallies found more than 3,000 SAWS customers had to shut off their water because of broken pipes from the disastrous February storm. "We think there may be many more than that, and this is precisely why we put together this relief fund," he said.
“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,” Nirenberg said in a news release.
The city said 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. Details for applications are still being finalized and will be posted on this page on the SAWS website.
The fund will be hosted by the San Antonio Area Foundation, which is asking those who can to make a tax-deductible contribution to the CPR relief fund on this page.