Redlands water provide in jeopardy after huge leak



1000’s of Redlands residents are being urged to chop their water consumption and fill tubs and different containers for emergency use as crews work to restore a serious leak within the metropolis’s system, officers stated Tuesday.

The leak, which was reported Monday and occurred in a 16-inch transmission line at a pumping station close to Ford Park, may spill as a lot as 5 million gallons of water a day — creating potential stress issues for roughly 23,000 residents, based on the town.

“Water reservoirs stay low resulting from lack of water storage throughout the principle break,” officers wrote in an announcement Tuesday morning. “Prospects are requested to preserve water to ease stress on the system whereas repairs are made.”

Metropolis officers stated repairs may take a number of days to finish and suggested residents Monday evening “to retailer water in containers and fill tubs for emergency water provides till additional discover.”

Water high quality has not been affected but, however officers stated boil notices may very well be issued if stress drops too far.

An in depth map of the affected space is available here. Residents can also go to cityofredlands.org or name (909) 798-7687 for extra data.

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