From the daily archives: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

20140805_132103cropedThe Holtville water department employees are working vigorously to place a stainless steel sleeve over the rushing water pouring from a 14” main water line.
If they are successful it would eliminate the necessity of suiting down the entire water supply.


holtville logo                                      City of Holtville News Release
August 5, 2014 (10:25 am)

For Immediate Publication: Two Holtville water main breaks under repair.
(Holtville, CA) The City of Holtville experienced two water main breaks this morning. The water mains which ruptured are located in Fourth Street east of Fern Avenue and in the Maple – Walnut Alley north of Sixth Street.
The Holtville Public Works Department is working diligently to repair these water mains.
Water service has been interrupted between Maple Avenue and Walnut Avenue between 5th Street and 7th Street.
Presently, Water Plant staff has reduced water distribution system pressure to conserve water and expedite repair work. City staff will continue work to repair the mains without shutting down the water system.
Until further notice, please ensure that you have a supply of reliable drinking water and limit your use of water for landscape irrigation.
For more information, please call the City of Holtville Water Department at 760-356-2912.
For more information please contact Holtville City Hall, at 760-356-2912.
City of Holtville
121 W. 5th Street
Holtville, CA 92250


DSC_0614The City of Holtville has experienced 2 water pipeline failures this morning. The first occurred around 8:30 am on Tuesday morning at 4th Street and Fern Avenue and then another line broke in the alley on 6th Street between Walnut and Maple.
The City has reduced to water pressure down to 20psi in an attempt to make the necessary repairs without disrupting the water supply.
The Holtville Fire Chief will be activating a reverse 911 call to Holtville residents to inform them of a possible water shutdown.
Holtville Public Works are out in force working on the situation.
Residents are encouraged to store up some water to be prepared for the possible water shutdown.

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The City of Holtville has experienced a major water main break at the corner of 4th Street and Fern Avenue. The repair of this high pressure line may require the shutdown of the water plant for the city of Holtville.
Holtville residents are being advised to store up some water over the next hour as the water plant shutdown will mean that there is no water for the city of Holtville for several hours.

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