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Annual Ditch Outage Starts Sunday, October 18th

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Tuolumne Main Canal conveying 95% of Tuolumne Utilities District’s (TUD or District) drinking water supply will be shut down for PG&E’s annual maintenance from Sunday, October 18th through Sunday, October 25th, 2020. This year due to the Phoenix Lake Preservation and Restoration Project currently in progress, all water in the District’s ditches will be turned off during this time period. TUD is asking you to limit your water use while PG&E undertakes repairs and improvements.

Without water flowing in the ditches, the only water available is what remains in storage tanks and from limited capacity groundwater wells.  Conservation during this period is necessary to ensure adequate water supply for drinking, sanitary usage and fire protection.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Limit outside watering
  • Do not wash vehicles
  • Turn off automatic lawn and drip sprinkler timers
  • Repair water leaks

The District also requests that all customers continue to conserve for one additional week after the outage for the water storage supply to recover. For irrigation/agricultural ditch customers, periodic outages will continue from November through December for annual maintenance. Click this link to view the 2020 Ditch Outage Schedule.

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