Prairie Grove Utilities – Extreme Winter Weather Update #5December 24, 2022
Prairie Grove Utilities – Extreme Winter Weather Update #7December 25, 2022
Update 10:45 am Sunday:
We hope you’re having a very Merry Christmas with your families.
Water has been on since 8 am, but because we ended last night empty, it was only able to replenish about 40% by this morning. And on top of that, the draw on the system has increased yet again.
At the current draw, we’re projecting that we will run out of water again around 11:30 am.
If you find some time during your Christmas celebrations, please check your property again for leaks. If your neighbors are not on facebook, please let them know that we’re asking everyone to be on the lookout for leaks. A BIG thank you to those of you that have been vigilant and caught and fixed leaks so far.
Here’s how to check: turn off everything in your home that uses water and then look at the leak detector on your meter to see if any water is still flowing.
Leaks on water mains are unlikely because they’re buried and therefore insulated, but if you see any suspicious looking wet areas or running water on the ground, please let us know as quickly as you can.
Assuming we do run out at 11:30, we will try and let the tanks refill over the afternoon so that we can open them back up for a few hours this evening. Likely from 6-8pm or until they’re empty again. As we get closer to 6 we will know more.
Then Monday morning we will start the hunt for leaks again.
We will get through this together, and soon we will have upgrades to help prevent this in the future.
Thank you again.