Calaveras County Water District crews are planning to repair a leak in a main water line on Copper Cove Drive at 9 p.m. Wednesday August 22, which will cause about 380 customers to experience a water outage for up to five hours. The District has scheduled a nighttime repair to minimize impacts on local businesses and homeowners. One-way traffic control will be in place on Copper Cove Drive starting at 8 p.m. on the 22nd. Water service is expected to be restored by 2 a.m. on Thursday August 23.

Impacted communities

  • Bridlewood subdivision
  • La Cobre Mina subdivision
  • All of Feather Drive
  • Morado Circle
  • Sequoia Circle
  • Iroquois Circle
  • Copper Meadow Subdivision
  • Copper Cove Village
  • Feather Drive (only the portion with public water service)
  • Quill Road

Impacted businesses

  • Payless Market IGA
  • Family Dollar
  • Dayo
  • Secured Self Storage
  • Ace Hardwater
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Lake Tulloch Bible Church
  • Copperopolis Library
  • Copperopolis Dental
  • Primos Pizzeria
  • Mexico Linda
  • Lake Tulloch Real Estate
  • Happy Nails & Spa
  • Cruiser’s Gas Station

 

Copperopolis Water Outage Map

The yellow highlights show the areas that will be impacted by the planned water shutdown.

Discolored water is a common occurrence after leak 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. CCWD crews will perform flushing operations using fire hydrants in the area, however this does not always remove 100% of discolored water. If customers to experience discolored water after the Copper Cove Drive leak repair, they may open an outside faucet on the lowest point on their property and run it until the water runs clear.

Anyone with questions about this planned water shutdown may contact CCWD Customer Service at 209-754-3543. For more information, go to www.ccwd.org or www.facebook.com/calaveraswaterdistrict.

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