Vallejo sends water boiling advisory to Green Valley residents
By Daily Republic staff, originally posted on October 19, 2016
FAIRFIELD — Green Valley residents served by the Vallejo water system have been boiling their water or using bottled water since Monday because of a crack discovered in a distribution pipeline leaving the Green Valley Water Treatment Plant.
The city is providing bottled water for residents in the area north of Green Valley and Terminal Reservoir roads, including on Rockville Road west of Suisun Valley Road.
Water will be available starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Cordelia Fire Station, 1624 Rockville Road, or at Rockville and Green Valley roads.
The 8-foot longitudinal split in the 14-inch main was discovered about 3 p.m. Monday, after which the city issued an advisory for residents to boil their water for drinking, preparing food, washing dishes and brushing their teeth until further notice.
“The boil advisory is a precautionary measure stemming from the loss of water pressure caused by the 14-inch main break. Any time water pressure drops below the threshold set by the state Water Resources Control Board, water quality samples must be tested to ensure that water quality is not negatively affected,” a statement issued by the city said.
Ice cubes made with tap water or from water lines directly to their refrigerators should be discarded. Those residents who lost water service are also advised to boil their water when service is restored, the city said.
About 400 service addresses have been affected by this break. Water should be boiled for at least one minute.
“If customers have pets and are unsure about providing water to them during this advisory, they are advised to consult their veterinarian,” the city said. “Tap water may be used for showering, bathing and other household uses.”