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Community Update Regarding the Damaged Hydrant and Eelated Issues - July 15, 2021

On June 23, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m., a vehicle crashed into a steel bollard and the fire hydrant it was protecting, causing extensive damage including a breach in the District’s water main. This resulted in a “boil water” mandate for more than 800 residences for four days, to confirm the water quality was safe and to allow for repairs.

During the last three weeks, the District’s Security staff has been working with allied State agencies

through this issue. The District’s fact finding process included assistance from contract vendors and the community at large. On Wednesday, July 14, the District identified the driver, who acknowledged responsibility. We are now working with the District’s legal counsel and the responsible individual’s insurance company to resolve this matter and to gain full restitution.

We want to thank the community members who have assisted our Security staff in resolving this matter. We also want to recognize Sgt. Rick Tompkins for his tireless efforts and focus on the solving this case.

Should you have any questions please contact the District’s General Manager directly.