Storms Damages Water Supply in Pleasanton

By Lori Preuitt
|  Friday, Mar 25, 2011  |  Updated 6:30 PM PDT
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The city of Pleasanton said a large water main break has left people  without potable water.  So far, only 160 customers are impacted.

A landslide on Pleasanton Ridge is what damaged the water pipe. Crews were working to repair the main Friday afternoon, but the work could take days.

The affected area is in unincorporated Alameda County. City officials said the homes on upper Kilkare Canyon, which runs from Pleasanton Ridge to Sunol, as well as homes on upper Longview Drive on Santos Ranch Road should not drink the water coming from their home faucets.  

 “Right now we are hoping to bridge a temporary repair sometime over the next 24 to 48 hours, but this is a difficult fix in a challenging and steep terrain. Another storm could extend this effort even further if we have to contend with inclement weather,” the Director of Operation Services Daniel Smith said in a statement.

So far tap water has not tested contaminated, but residents in the above listed area are advised to discontinue water use until test results are available Sunday.

Periodic updates about the situation can be accessed through a recorded message at (931) 931-5501.

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