4/22/16 at 11:22am: The intersection reopened yesterday afternoon, 4/21. Thank you for your patience.
4/21/16 at 10:10am: Update on Water Testing Downtown Main/Walnut: The City has tested the water and will continue to test it. Results indicate the water is safe. As a result of the break, you may experience discolored water in the downtown areas. Other key information:
• City utilities staff has been performing regular water testing & monitoring in the downtown area yesterday and today to ensure the water quality meets drinking water standards.
• The color is a result of high velocity water flowing in the mainlines that caused a scouring action in the pipes and dislodged fine sediment particles (minerals & other deposits) that accumulate in the pipes.
• There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water.
• Customers are recommended to flush their taps for a few minutes at each faucet (best to start at tap closest to water meter) to clear the color. Toilets should be flush last and may take several flushes.
4/20: Water main break at Walnut and Main Street in HB this afternoon by a contractor. All residents/businesses still have access to water as the break has been isolated and is anticipated to be fixed by tomorrow morning. The intersection is closed, so please pay close attention to temporary detour routes. Questions? Please call our Public Works Department at 714.536.5921.
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