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IRRIGATION SYSTEM
Posted on Jul 24th, 2021

UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2021
BOTH PUMPS HAVE BEEN REPAIRED AND RETURNED TO SERVICE.  THE PUMP HOUSE IS NOW BACK TO OPERATING WITH THE FULL COMPLIMENT OF 4 PUMPS.
 
OTHER NEWS FROM THE MIDDLETON MILL DITCH COMPANY IS NOT AS GOOD.  THEIR WATER ALLOTMENT IS ONLY ESTIMATED TO ALLOW FOR THE DRAMATICALLY REDUCED DAILY RELEASE FOR A FEW MORE DAYS AND WATER MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO ALLOW FOR THE PUMPS TO OPERATE.  THEY ARE ADVISING EVERYONE TO BE READY TO USE A HOSE AND SPRINKLER TO KEEP THEIR GARDENS WATER.
THEIR EMAIL FOLLOWS:
 
“We have about a week's worth of semi-regular flow left in the system--if conservation efforts
remain in effect.  At this time, we are NOT turning off the water.  By Sept. 1, we will be at a
minimal flow.  What does that translate into?  It's somewhat unknown.  This situation is
unprecedented. We have board members (Irrig. Dist. Board.) who have been on the system
for their entire lives and this is the first and the worst they have seen.
But, experience can make some educated guesses.
Warning:  There may not be enough water to run your pumps.
For those who are concerned about their plants, next week may be the time to be pulling out a
hose & sprinkler.  At this time, we are not recommending that you start winterizing your systems,
though with this short water year the landscape companies are eager to get a jump on their
blow-outs.  There may be some surges that happen as other canal companies shut down their
systems and are no longer using the water.  That remains to be seen.  We will try to take
advantage of any excesses available.
 
Please keep in mind that we need to keep conservative practices in place. 
Starting next week, you can use the water when it is available--but there is
NO GUARANTEE on the availability. “
 
 
 
 
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