HOLTVILLE CONSUMER WATER OUTAGE ALERT

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12 A.M. to 6 A.M.

For More Information

Contact the City of Holtville

356-2912 during business hours

356-2991 after hours

The

City of Holtville Water Treatment Plant will be temporarily

shut down in order to install apipeline to its new water storage tank on Tuesday March 16th, 2010, from 12 AM until

approximately 6 AM. Every attempt is being made to limit the duration of the shut-down, and

minimize any inconveniences.

Upon restoration of service, there should be no significant change in water quality. However, if

you see a noticeable change in water conditions, the City of Holtville and the California

Department of Public Health recommend the following safety guidelines:

1. If the water looks cloudy or dirty, you should not drink it. Upon return of normal water

service, you should flush the hot and cold water lines until the water appears clear and the

water quality returns to normal.

2. If you are concerned about the water quality or are uncertain of its safety, you may add

eight drops of household bleach to one gallon of water and let it sit for 30 minutes or

alternatively, if you are able, water can be boiled for one minute at a rolling boil to ensure

its safety.

3. Use of home treatment devices does not guarantee the water supply is safe after low

pressure situations.

4. Do not be alarmed if you experience higher than normal chlorine concentrations in your

water supply since the California Department of Health Services is advising public water

utilities to increase chlorine residuals in areas subject to low pressure or outages.

5. The California Department of Health Services has also advised public water systems to

increase the bacteriological water quality monitoring of the distribution system in areas

subject to low pressure. They may be collecting samples in your area to confirm that the

water remains safe. You will be advised if the sampling reveals a water quality problem.

6. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call 356-2991 (after hours), or 356-

2912 (during working hours).