The Calaveras County Water District is planning to make repairs to a water transmission line from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday March 20 on Copper Cove Drive in Copperopolis. These repairs may cause about 18  businesses and 200 residential customers in the area to experience low pressure or a short disruption in water service. The section of Copper Cove Drive between Steeplechase Drive and Black Creek Drive will be closed during the repairs, and motorists will need to use a short detour along Black Creek Drive, Quill Road and Feather Drive. The detour will be marked clearly with prominent signage, and CCWD staff will help conduct traffic. All businesses that may be impacted will be contacted directly in advance of the planned water outage.

Businesses that may be impacted:
  • Young’s Payless IGA
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Primos Pizza
  • Mexico Lindo Restaurant
  • Mi Pueblo Restaurant
  • Lake Tulloch Bible Church
  • Napa Auto Parts
  • Foothill Sanitary
  • Copperopolis Pharmacy
  • Family Dollar
  • Secured Self Storage
  • Lewis Signs
  • Dr. Uyeyama Dental Office
  • Dr. French Dental Office
  • True Value Hardware
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Angelz & Outlawz Salon
  • Cruisers Gas Station
  • Sports Pub Micki & Larry’s
Neighborhoods/streets that may be impacted:
  • Copper Meadows Subdivision
  • Copper Hills Subdivision
  • Bridlewood Subdivision
  • La Cobre Mina Subdivision
  • Feather Drive
  • Feather Court
  • Bridle Point Circle
  • Sequoia Circle
  • Morado Circle
  • Iriquois Circle

March 20 Road Detour Information (red is closed, yellow is open)

Once water service is restored, customers may experience air bubbles and discolored water in their personal plumbing systems. While the bubbles and discoloration do not pose any health risk, customers may turn on an outside faucet at the lowest portion of their properties and let it run until the water turns clear. District staff will be flushing the system using hydrants in the area to remove any discolored water or air bubbles that may exist within the system. If water is discolored within customers’ homes, the District suggests avoiding washing loads of laundry that contain light-colored clothing.

Those with questions or concerns may contact the CCWD Customer Service Department at (209) 754-3543 or email The status of the project will be updated on and

Written by Joel Metzger