FPUD has been advised by its wholesale supplier, the San Diego County Water Authority, of an impending emergency shutdown to one of the treated water aqueducts that delivers water to a portion of the District. The Water Authority is preparing to shut down this aqueduct line to make repairs. FPUD staff is developing strategies to mitigate the impacts of this shutdown by importing additional water from a different aqueduct line and adjusting the distribution of water from our Red Mountain Reservoir.
The shutdown is scheduled to begin Monday, September 9 and run for approximately 10 days, however these dates may be adjusted depending on the severity of the pipeline leak or dangerous weather conditions such as Red Flag Warnings. Any updates to this schedule will be provided on this site. Please reference the map below for a diagram of the area that may see potential impacts.Sep 2019 Emergency Aqueduct Shutdown.pdf
How will this affect my water service?
As a result of the shutdown, the water supplied to portions of the District may be limited. Starting Sat., Sept. 7, FPUD may ask customers who are located within the boundary areas on the map above to conserve water for the duration of the shutdown. How much conservation is needed is unknown at this time. Conservation levels will depend on weather conditions and water demands. FPUD will provide specific conservation requirements as we get closer to the shutdown.
We are encouraging you to make adjustments to your irrigation schedule to accommodate this shutdown and to pre-water your groves and landscapes prior to Sept. 7.
During this shutdown, please check the District website and Twitter for daily updates.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!