On March 20th, 2018 Municipal District Utilities staff noticed a sudden high flow and low pressure drop at the Canyon Creek Water Treatment Plant at around 7:30 am.
By 8:30 am the location of the break was determined, and the crew began to isolate the system to reduce the amount of water loss; this included shutting off the water supply to Widewater and Wagner. Contract crews and a hydrovac were called in to assist with the dig.
At 5:00 pm, water lines on the west end of Widewater up to 2 nd Street had been restored. Crews continued into the night using 2 hydrovacs to keep up with the water filling the ditch.
By 9:30 pm, the exact location of the line break was found; it was determined that it was a 2” supply line and not the main line. At this time, municipal staff ran some tests and did flushing until about 10:30 pm and the system was turned back on, fully pressurized, and back to normal. Water was restored to all homes except the select few that are supplied by the 2” broken line. The crews will continue working until the line is repaired.
The MD thanks residents for their patience and understanding as this issue was resolved.