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Conservation urged temporarily during pipeline maintenance

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Public Utility District is asking customers to conserve water as FPUD and many water agencies in the San Diego region will have their imported water service discontinued now through

Dec. 16.

This is particularly important in the following parts of town: De Luz, Toyon Heights and Sandia Creek. FPUD’s water wholesaler, the San Diego County Water Authority, will perform routine maintenance, inspection and repairs on the pipelines.

FPUD requested growers in those areas to irrigate heavily through Dec. 4, preceding the shutdown, and if possible, try not to irrigate again until Dec. 17 when the work is complete. Customers in those areas received letters requesting their help earlier this month.

FPUD imports virtually all its water. During the shutdown, the district will be relying primarily on water stored in the district’s 11 reservoirs. The vast majority of FPUD customers will not notice any difference in their water pressure or supply because the district will tap into Red Mountain Reservoir, the district’s 440-million-gallon reservoir.

But because of their location, those customers in the DeLuz, Rock Mountain, Gavilan Mountain, Vista del Rio, Toyon Heights and Sandia Creek service area could notice some episodes of low pressure. No such episodes are expected if residents in those areas irrigate prior to the shutdown and conserve during the 10-day period.

Residents with any questions or concerns may call the district office at (760) 728-1125, ext. 99.


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