Water System Update

Saturday September 6 , 2014  2PM

 Boil Water Order is rescinded!

Homeowners can consume the District’s water safely.  Be aware there may be some chlorine residue in the lines but will dissipate shortly.  Flushing of the cabin lines for a few minutes should help.

Water system currently is back up and running normally. We are still in Stage 3 of our Water Conservation Program, so please do not water outside and conserve as much as you can.

Thank you,

The SCCSD Board

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Water System Update and Road Sealing

Water System Update
First test results came back good. We have to do one more set of tests on Friday Sept 5. If results come back the same as the first then the Boil Water Order will be rescinded.  We will get results on Saturday. As soon as we get results we will post notices in the District and send out e-mail.  There may be some chlorine taste in the water for a few days , but it should dissipate fairly quickly.  A new valve was installed by the Contractor and the filling of the hole was started. Paving should be done this week or early next week.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Road Sealing
Crack sealing and seal coating has been delayed until Monday, September 8 due to equipment malfunction.   They should be done by end of next week, or into the next.
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Emergency Water Update

 3:00 p.m. Sunday

Please Note:  It is anticipated that non potable water service will be restored by Sunday evening, August 31 or Thursday, September 1.  Until then, non potable water is available from the water truck parked on Hanging Branch Road near Road 7.

August 31, 2014

                                                   BOIL WATER NOTICE

Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable.

Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.

Due to the water outage caused by a major break in the water system in Sierra Cedars, the California Department of Public Health in conjunction with the Fresno County Health Department, and Sierra Cedars Community Services District are advising residents of Sierra Cedars, Shaver Lake, CA to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice.  Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Optional alternative:

  • An alternative method of disinfection for residents that are not able to boil their water is to use fresh, unscented, liquid household bleach.  To do so, add 8 drops (or 1/8 teaspoon) of bleach per gallon of clear water or 16 drops (or 1/4 teaspoon) per gallon of cloudy water, mix thoroughly, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before using.  A chlorine-like taste and odor will result from this disinfection procedure and is an indication that adequate disinfection has taken place.
  • Water disinfection tablets may also be used by following the manufacturer’s instructions.

We will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink and you no longer need to boil your water. Please look for the notice on the Sierra Cedars website at www.sierracedars.com, email from Sierra Cedars Board of Directors, and the Sierra Cedars Bulletin Board.  We anticipate resolving the problem within 4 days (by Wednesday evening, September 3, 2014).

For more information call:

Water Utility contact: Cam Gibson, Water Master Sierra Cedars CSD, 559-593-0718, P.O. Box 494 Shaver Lake, CA  93664

California Department of Public Health – Drinking Water Field Operations Branch- District Office at 559-447-3485

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly.  

 

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Emergency Water Issue: NO WATER IN SIERRA CEDARS

10:46 am  Sunday, August 31

Due to a major water main break in Sierra Cedars, no water is available.

Crews are at the scene working.  It looks like they might be able to repair the break today.  If the break is fixed the water will not be potable.

Until then, a water truck is parked on Rock Ledge near Rd. 12 with NON POTABLE water to use to flush toilets.  Bring your own container.

NO POTABLE WATER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR AT LEAST 4 DAYS (UNTIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3)

ALL WATER TO BE CONSUMED MUST BE BOILED.  IF YOU ARE COMING UP THE HILL IT IS SUGGESTED YOU BRING YOUR OWN DRINKING WATER.

If you decide to use the water in your water heater, makes sure the water heater is first turned off.

Stay posted for updates as they become available.

 

 

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Summer in Sierra Cedars

A nice green lawn to eat!

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