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Ditch Outage Scheduled for October

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Tuolumne Main Canal that conveys 95% of Tuolumne Utilities District’s (TUD or District) drinking water supply will be shut down for PG&E’s regular 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 of the District’s ditches will be turned off during this time period. The District asks that you limit your water use during this timeframe 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. Please conserve water by limiting outside watering, avoid washing vehicles, turn off automatic lawn and drip sprinkler timers and repair water leaks.

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

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