The City's Public Utilities crew, led by new Director Vincent Morello and Underground Utilities Superintendent Jaime Castillo finished the watermain repair at Washington Street and 20th Avenue on Friday, several days ahead of schedule.
A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for four properties in this area. The impacted properties are: 701, 711, 719 and 725 South 20th Avenue. These water customers are advised to boil their water before consumption until further notice. This precautionary boil water advisory is issued as the City’s Water Treatment Plant experienced a drop in pressure, below 20 psi. Impacted residents should not consume water without boiling it first. Bring all water to a boil and let it continue boiling for one minute. Only boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation. No other locations are impacted. The City will advise when the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for customers at these four locations.
On Wednesday a telecom company working in the area inadvertently hit our new watermain. The puncture caused a break sending water into the street and caving in the roadway. The crews have worked very hard to quickly make the repairs in an effort to lessen the impact on customers during the holidays. The final pavement went down on Friday and the roadway has reopened to motorist.