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San Diego County Water Authority Finds Small Leak in North County Pipeline

June 21, 2006

On Monday, a contractor excavating a Water Authority treated water pipeline that serves North County member agencies, found a leak.…

On Monday, a contractor excavating a Water Authority treated water pipeline that serves North County member agencies, found a leak. Ramona Municipal Water District is asking its customers to eliminate unnecessary outdoor water use from Friday, June 23, through Sunday, June 25, while the leak is being repaired.  The Water Authority’s Ramona Pipeline, which provides treated water to the Olivenhain Municipal Water District, city of San Diego, and Ramona Municipal Water District, was found to have a minor leak and is in need of emergency repairs this weekend. A contractor, who was excavating around the pipeline, found the leak on Monday and immediately notified the Water Authority. The source of the minor leak is approximately 3.5 miles west of Interstate 15, in the 4S Ranch area of the city of San Diego.

The repair work will begin this Friday and is anticipated to take up to three days to complete. After draining the pipeline, the Water Authority will inspect the pipe for additional damage and then perform emergency repairs. The Water Authority is working closely with the impacted member agencies to reduce the impact and duration of the emergency shutdown.

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  • The San Diego County Water Authority sustains a $240 billion regional economy and the quality of life for 3.3 million residents through a multi-decade water supply diversification plan, major infrastructure investments and forward-thinking policies that promote fiscal and environmental responsibility. A public agency created in 1944, the Water Authority delivers wholesale water supplies to 24 retail water providers, including cities, special districts and a military base.

    Media Contact Information

    Ed Joyce

    Phone: (949) 276-1675

    Email: Ejoyce@sdcwa.org