Pendleton water released the following statement this week regarding the maintenance to the water system following last weeks storms;
It is very important that everyone that has turned on their main valve for water service to check their meter! Make sure you are not registering any water usage on your meter when you are not using any water in your home or camp. Eight leaks were found in the Sandy Point Area alone today, and we are sure there are still many more throughout the rest of the system that have not been identified.
If you have a leak and refuse to turn off your water, we will be forced to turn it off and you will be assessed the appropriate fees. This is not something we want to have to do.
We are unable to begin an appropriate flushing routine until the leaks to homes and camps are fixed or shut-off During this time you may experience water quality that is less than desirable. We ask that you be patient and keep in mind that many of the other water systems in the area are still without water or on a limited schedule.
Lastly, we would like to thank the many people that have been helping and volunteering to help get us back up and running! As an example, we had one of your (non-paid) board members walk five miles today helping locate leaks!
Thank you again,