Water Leak Update (Monday, November 20, 2023)November 20, 2023
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded (Wednesday, November 22, 2023)November 22, 2023
November 21, 2023
4:00 p.m. Water Leak Update
ANRA crews have completed the necessary water leak repairs to the water system and as of 3:45 p.m., water service has been restored.
The northern part of the system remains under a Boil Water Advisory, however, if required water samples come back with no contamination detected, then we anticipate lifting the Boil Water Advisory by close-of-business tomorrow – Wednesday, November 22.
The source of the water leak was a 1 ½” galvanized line that had corroded from the inside out due to it’s advanced age. As part of the repair to uncover the pipe, we had to excavate the main line running along HWY 259. In doing so, we discovered that this section of line is a 4” asbestos cement pipe that was likely installed in the 60s or 70s.
Asbestos cement pipe is extremely fragile and susceptible to breaking during soil movement. This would explain the numerous leaks in this area. This information will be incorporated into the preliminary engineering feasibility report process for the system upgrades.
Below are before and after photos of the repair. As always, thank you for your patience and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.