How to Prepare for a Planned Water Shutdown
Planned water shutdowns are necessary for many pipeline projects to keep Crescenta Valley Water District's (CVWD) distribution system flowing with safe and reliable water to the 33,000 thousand residents it serves. Water shutdowns are scheduled in advance, except for unexpected main breaks, and allow CVWD staff to perform regular maintenance, make repairs, and replace aging infrastructure for future reliability.
Construction projects require temporary water shutdowns for utility improvements, such as water main replacement projects, booster pump replacements, and reservoir rehabilitation. Construction and maintenance projects often require two to three water shutdowns. Each shutdown can last up to 8 hours while the project is under construction.
While we work to ensure that planned water shutdowns are as short as possible, we understand the inconvenience it may cause. The link below will provide information on what to expect before, during, and after a shutdown.
Emergency Alert Program
As part of Crescenta Valley Water District’s (CVWD) strategic plan to increase Customer Awareness, Improve Service Offerings, and prioritize Emergency Preparedness, CVWD will use Everbridge.
The Everbridge emergency notification system allows CVWD to instantly send critical messages to residents and businesses across multiple communication devices, including cell phones, home phones, email, text messaging, fax, and more. To ensure that individuals receive time-sensitive, life-saving emergency information from the District residents, you must sign up and register your contact information.
Rehabilitation of Goss Canyon No.1 Reservoir, Project E-1053
As part of CVWD's ongoing reservoir maintenance program, the Goss Canyon No. 1 water storage tank is being rehabilitated after providing decades of service. The improvements to the 420,000-gallon steel water storage tank are necessary to extend its working life as a drinking water source, ensure the reservoir's structural integrity and increase its durability for years to come.
The Contractor, J. Colon Inc., began construction in January 2023 when the 420,000-gallon storage tank was taken out of service while welding and other internal and external steel components of the structure were repaired. As of today, some structural repairs have been completed. A new project phase, consisting of the interior roof and exterior shell sandblasting, will begin next week, and the entire tank will be wrapped in a thick white plastic enclosure. Workers will construct the containment system around the water tank to conceal and contain the sandblasting and painting.
Water service to residents will not be disrupted for this project.
Workers are scheduled to be onsite Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CONSTRUCTION PHASE SCHEDULE (As of February 2, 2023)
- January 18 - Start of construction.
- February 6 - February 10 – Structural repairs
- February 13 - February 28 – Sandblasting interior
- May 18 – Estimated end of construction
Thank you all for your continued help and support with this project. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Christina Kopelman at 818-248-3925 or by email at email@example.com.