Progress Being Made on Pleasant Valley Road Leak! Almost Done!

We’re pleased to be able to report that we have removed and replaced the damaged section of mainline on Pleasant Valley Rd.!

Here are some details of what occurred over the last several days as well as some guidance moving forward:

Fritz Thornburg and Steve Martin began the project Tuesday 10-23-18. The mainline was approximately 13′ deep in saturated ground and difficult to locate.

During the repair, a section of Pleasant Valley Rd. between Pinion St. and Timber Lane, as well as Ox Bow, were without water for several hours over a two-day period.

Please note that work will continue as pipe restraints, tracer wire and backfilling are completed. Please drive with caution near the work site. We do not, however, anticipate any further interruption in service and again, we’d like to apologize for any inconvenience and thank all of you who were affected for your patience.

Important!

If you live in the Markleevillage subdivision, you may experience air surges through your faucets over the next couple of days as air is purged from the water system piping. This is normal but can be a bit startling. In addition, some users may have minor to excessive silt in their water. This occurs due to changing flow patterns within the piping system and will subside quickly. If you experience silty water it is recommended that you first turn on exterior faucets until clear water is noted and then turn on interior faucets to help flush and remove sediment from your piping. We have had one report of silty water near the repair site but don’t expect to have system-wide occurrences.

Although we don’t expect any contamination, we have tested, and will continue to test the water through the middle of next week. This testing is in addition to our regular monthly testing. Check back here next week for updated information on those test results. Rest assured, we will notify members should there actually be a health concern.

Finally, we wish to give a couple shout outs — to Fritz Thornburg and Kris Hartnett! Fritz provided his excavating equipment and years of water system expertise to aid with this repair. Kris coordinated supply deliveries and onsite assistance in addition to his other duties. Thank you gentlemen. You guys are awesome!

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please do email us.

For urgent concerns, please call Steve Martin at 530-694-2360 or Kris Harnett at 530-694-1879.

Author: markleevillewatercompany

We are a small water company that provides water to the Markleeville community.

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