Archives for July, 2020

Water Restored

Update on water outage:

Thursday, 07/30/2020

Update on water outage:

Repairs were completed on the generator and we started putting water into the main lift, and stub at approximately 1 pm Thursday, July 30th and will continue throughout the day.

We will continue to pump
small amounts of water through the evening on the 1st lift due to
the amount of time it takes to get to the end of the first.  

We cannot fill the ditches
completely with darkness approaching due to possible flooding issues but we
will begin adding more water; as much as possible; to the system again at 5 am
on Friday Morning.

We should be able to have full water in all of the lifts by approximately 5 pm on Friday, July 31st.

Thank you for your patience
and understanding,

Redlands Water & Power
Company

July 28th, 2020

Please keep in mind that we cannot give you an exact date as to when the water will be back in the canals, that being said:

We have the
parts at a local shop getting them repaired. The parts needed to be fabricated which
is very time consuming.

When we
receive the parts we will put the generator together and start restoring water
as soon as we can.

We are hoping to have the water
restored by late Friday
.

We realize how
frustrating this has been for everyone, please know that we are doing all we
can to get the water restored as soon as possible.

We
appreciate your patience and understanding with this very unfortunate
situation.

Redlands
Water & Power Co  

The generator at the main pump house went down at 4:30 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020. We will have no water in the canals until the generator is fixed, which means that you will be without water for a few days. We will notify you as we receive more information.

Low Water Levels

According to the Bureau of Reclamation of July 8th, 2020, “There is a drought rule in the Aspinall Unit Operations EIS which has changed the baseflow target at the Whitewater gauge. The rule states that during Dry or Moderately Dry years, when the content of Blue Mesa Reservoir drops below 600,000 AF the baseflow target is reduced from 1050 cfs to 900 cfs. Therefore, the baseflow target for July and August will now be 900 cfs.”
Due to the water levels being lowered in the Gunnison River you can anticipate low water levels today and possibly through the rest of the season.

Unplanned Water Outage

We experienced a power outage which completely shut down ALL of our pumps.

You may experience LOW to NO water until later this evening.

We
apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and are working to get water
flowing again as soon as possible.

Thank
you for understanding,

Redlands
Water & Power Company