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

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San Diego County Water Authority Finds Small Leak in North County Pipeline
Ramona Municipal Water District calls on customers to temporarily eliminate unnecessary outdoor water use
June 21, 2006

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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