Update 4:15 p.m.: CCWD crews completed a main line repair and restored water service to about 80 customers in Valley Springs. The customers had been without water since 2:15 when a construction crew broke the line near Ross Drive.

Discolored water is a common occurrence after pipeline repairs. Opening and closing valves to isolate the area of repair can cause the water flow in the pipes to speed up and slow down, which dislodges mineral build up from the inside walls of the pipe. While these minerals can cause the water to become discolored, the water is still completely safe to drink and there is no risk to public health. District staff have flushed the system to remove discolored water, but some may remain in personal plumbing systems. If customers are experiencing discolored water, they can open an outside faucet on the lowest point on their properties and run it until the water runs clear.

CCWD's 602 Water Tank in Valley Springs

Original post: About 80 customers in Valley Springs are experiencing a disruption to their water service Monday afternoon, due to a broken water main. The break occurred at around 2:15 p.m. near Ross Drive and was caused by construction work taking place in the area. The broken line is used to feed CCWD’s Tank 602, which is the white tank on the ridge West of La Contenta Golf Course with “Valley Springs” painted on it. Customers living on the following streets may be impacted by this outage:

  • Ross Drive
  • Danaher Drive
  • Emereff Lane
  • Crestview Drive
  • Gregg Court
  • Dennis Court
  • Didier Road
  • Leckie Road
  • Hagen Road
  • Blair Drive
  • Brooks Lane
  • Coleen Court

 

CCWD crews are assessing the situation repairs will begin shortly. There is currently no estimate of when water service will be restored to customers. More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Those with questions or concerns may contact the CCWD Customer Service Department at (209) 754-3543 or customerservice@ccwd.org.

CCWD 602 Tank Service Area

Area served by CCWD’s 602 Tank

Written by Joel Metzger
Began work at CCWD on May 1, 2014.