Rankin-Spears Lateral Water Outage due to Leak 11/16/17

November 17, 2017 by  
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11/17/17 Update:  Repair is scheduled for today.

Notice to Members of Rankin-Spears Lateral:

The Lateral serving the Clear Creek Heights Association (Rankin-Spears) had to be shut-off this evening due to a main break located near the intersection of Colorow and Ballantine.

Since this was reported so late in the day, it is very likely the Association will not be able to obtain a contractor to start the repair until Friday morning– at the earliest.

Please contact your Lateral representatives for further information as the repair will need to be authorized by the owners of the Lateral.

The District will obtain status updates when possible and will be prepared to restore water once the repair has been completed by the contractor that you authorize.

Discoloration and air bubbles will likely occur in the water after the repair.

If you leave your home tomorrow, please be sure your faucets are all in the OFF position and consider obtaining some back-up water and/or making plans for your water needs as the outage may be for more than 24 hours.

Lateral Water Leak (Paradise Hills) 11/13-11/17

November 16, 2017 by  
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Summary of events related to the break on Sunrise as of 10 am 11/17/2017:

11/13 am – Leak reported and turned off by District (Treatment Tech), resulting in isolation to less than 10 homes.

  • District sent Notice to email list Paradise Hills HOA
  • District sent Notice to PH Board per policies
  • District Board notified in person

11/13  – PH Board searched for an available contractor, about 12 were contacted and the soonest one who would be able to demobilize from a site and re-mobilize to the break was on 11/15 pm; this Contractor was authorized by PH HOA Board.

11/15 pm  – Contractor mobilized to site; the break was located upstream of the leak which took more time for excavation; work shut down after dark for the night and water was confirmed off to the area.

11/16 am – District received multiple calls of no water/low pressure in high elevation areas of the system. Water was found to be turned on (unauthorized turn on) at the site and the excavated pit and nearby driveways were being flooded. Due to the sabotage, the repairs were delayed.

11/16 pm – Waiting for update from the PH HOA.

11/17 2:25 a.m. District (Treatment Tech) restored water to the Sunrise line after the Contractor replaced the cracked section of pipe.  Repairs (back-fill, patching) will be ongoing, the street-cut is large.