Water Storage Tank Failure in Twain Harte

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022 – 3 PM UPDATE

The District’s Construction and Distribution crews were able to complete the repair and restore water service by 3:00 PM. TUD crews were able to intertie from another nearby pump station in order to pump water to customers that were initially impacted by the loss of the water tank.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022

At approximately 7:30 AM today, Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD or District) was notified that the District’s Lakewood Park Zone 3 water storage tank in Twain Harte, suffered a complete failure releasing all the water in the tank suddenly. Water discharged from the tank has impacted some property and structures in the surrounding area, but thankfully no injuries. The cause and full extent of the impacts of the tank failure are under investigation.

Customers in the area may experience low pressure or no water. TUD crews have responded and are working to deploy an alternative water source as quickly as possible.

The District will post any updates to the TUD website as they become available.

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