Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be making safety repairs and conducting maintenance on flume sections of the Tuolumne Main Canal in May. While the repairs are being made on the main canal, water from the Lyons Reservoir serving the Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) system will be shut off from Sunday, May 16 through Friday, May 21. During this time, PG&E and TUD are asking area residents to conserve water.
During the six-day repair period, water will not be flowing in the ditches, and the water supply will come from storage tanks and 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
PG&E spokesperson, Megan McFarland says “The safety of PG&E’s customers, employees and communities is the company’s most important responsibility and PG&E is communicating updates of the maintenance with TUD and understands the impact the repair work has on the community.” TUD requests that all customers continue to conserve for one additional week after the outage for the water storage supply to recover. Click this link for the 2021 Ditch Outage Schedule.