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10:30AM 12/28 UPDATE: Water Service to Williams Canyon Expected to be Restored on December 29th.

Today, IRWD crews continued to work in Williams Canyon on a bypass water main that, once complete, will restore water service to all Irvine Ranch Water District customers in Williams Canyon. This is expected to be completed by December 29th, 2010. For regular updates please visit IRWD.com. Updates can also be found on the IRWD Facebook page and the IRWD Emergency Twitter Channel. Customers with questions can call the Irvine Ranch Water District 24 hour emergency hotline at (949) 453-5300.

Contact: Shannon Reed, Public Affairs Manager
reeds@irwd.com, (949) 453-5500

Today, IRWD crews continue to work in Williams Canyon on a bypass water main that, once complete, will restore water service to all Irvine Ranch Water District customers in Williams Canyon.  This is expected to be completed by December 29th, 2010. For regular updates please visit the IRWD website and News Bureau.  Updates can also be found on the IRWD Facebook page and the IRWD Emergency Twitter Channel.   Customers with questions can call the Irvine Ranch Water District 24 hour emergency hotline at (949) 453-5300.

While the District’s water system serving the Canyon Area sustained significant damage from the recent storm, Williams Canyon was the most severely impacted.  Two large sections of Williams Canyon Road and the water main in the road were both destroyed. Currently, approximately 28 customers in Williams Canyon remain without water service to their home, pending completion of the second bypass water main.  These customers have access to water for drinking, sanitation purposes, and animals from a 2,000-gallon water truck and several 500-gallon water buffalos that have been staged in the canyon.  The water truck and water buffalos are located approximately 900 feet west of the “Y” (bridge). 

Immediately after the floodwaters subsided, IRWD crews responded quickly and began making emergency repairs on Thursday, December 23rd.  Water system leaks and main breaks were isolated and most IRWD customers in the area were supplied water through bypass piping. After a quick assessment, it was determined that in order to fully restore water service IRWD crews would need to construct two bypass water mains.  The first bypass was completed on Friday, December 24th.  The second bypass is on schedule to be completed by Wednesday, December 29th.

IRWD would like to thank our customers for your patience and assistance as we work to restore normal water service to your home as quickly as possible. 

Other useful information:
Storm Conditions
Orange County Public Works Information line: 714-955-0200
Sandbags
Road Closure Information Caltans
Caltrans Recorded Information: 800-427-7623
Orange County Operational Area Website

 

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