Emergency Operations Update: Monday at 5 p.m.
From 9 a.m. this morning until about noon, the valves at the Sherwood Forest well were closed down completely to try and accelerate the refilling of storage tanks. During that time, ANRA field operations staff were reading meters and discovered two fairly significant customer side leaks.
The valves were partially reopened at noon and since that time, we’ve seen the tanks refill at a much more normal rate. The valves at the well are still partially closed to allow the system to finish refilling.
We remain at Stage 1 of our Drought Contingency Plan and continue to ask for voluntary reductions in outdoor water usage.
If the water level in the storage tanks continues to refill at the rate it’s currently going, we anticipate the system to be back at normal levels sometime Wednesday or Thursday.
When the system is completely refilled, we will open the valves back up to normal levels and perform the testing required to rescind the boil water notice.
In the meantime, please let us know if you see anything that looks like another leak so that we can investigate and address it quickly.
As always, thank you for your patience and understanding and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!