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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Temporary water service interruption for emergency repair work at Wood Road

Update at 7/20/2021 at 6:30 a.m.

Water service has been restored. Thank you Western customers for your patience and Western crews for working diligently to repair the leak. Residents in the area can expect to see some activity in the neighborhood in the coming weeks as our crews schedule permanent road repairs at the pipe excavation sites.

Beginning Monday, July 19 at approximately 9 p.m., Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Riverside customers near Wood Road, Kross Road, Prairie Way, Gila Way, Hermosa Street and Colt Street, Gentian Avenue can expect a temporary water service interruption to accommodate emergency work along a main water line that requires immediate repair.

Expected to impact nearly 200 customers, duration of repair work is not yet known but updates will be provided when available. Water customers affected by the water leak will receive direct notice by Western should the service interruption extend to the morning of Tuesday, July 20.

While no lane closures are needed at this time and traffic is able to flow freely, motorists are urged drive with caution through the work areas. Water from the leak may be visible in the streets.

Providing customers with the consistent delivery of safe, reliable drinking water is a top priority and Western is taking every step to complete the repair work as quickly as possible.  

For more information about the work, contact Western at 951.571.7100. 

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