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IRWD Crews Working in Williams Canyon To Restore Water Service

Irvine Ranch Water District crews and the District's contractor Paulus Engineering were the first ones back in the Canyon area yesterday morning to begin the recovery efforts to restore water service to customers in the Williams Canyon service area.

A temporary road was cut through the lower washed out section of Williams Canyon Road to get in construction equipment.  The first bypass has been trenched and is now about 50 percent complete and this section should be complete today, which will allow IRWD to put Williams Reservoir and Pump Station back on-line.

For those customers that remain without water, IRWD staff will be bringing in a 2,000-gallon water truck today, which will be placed as far back in the Canyon as possible.  It will act as a terminal reservoir for the system until Benner Reservoir can be put back on-line.  These customers will be able to get water from the truck for drinking, sanitation purposes, and animals.

The second bypass is expected to be completed by next week, allowing IRWD crews to put Benner Reservoir back on-line and restore water service to all remaining customers.

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