Gushing water from a broken main near Pine Canyon in Frazier Park (a block above the library) provided kids a nice place to wade on Saturday afternoon. FPPUD water operator, Jonnie Allison, got the leak fixed by 1 a.m. that morning.[Sturdevant photo]
UPDATE–FRAZIER PARK, CA (Saturday, July 01, 2012 at 1:05 a.m.)–It took 12 hours, but Jonnie Allison reports that repairs have been successfully completed on the Pine Canyon leak. At 1 a.m. July 1 he was backfilling the hole around the repairs. "Everyone has water. I don’t think we ever lost positive pressure," Allison said.
When the leak was discovered cascading down the hillside through a car port and the Greater Mountain Pentecostal Church storage shed, the gas company was called to mark its lines before FPPUD could begin excavation to expose and then repair the link.
UPDATE—FRAZIER PARK, CA (Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:05 p.m.)—Jonnie Allison, lead water operator on-site
for Frazier Park Public Utilities District, says repairs on the water main break in Pine Canyon are awaiting response to the scene by gas company crews. "We can’t do any digging until the area is marked by the gas company. The break is under a driveway next to Pine Canyon," he said, adding that he expects gas company personnel to be in Frazier Park within the next hour.
Allison said that Kern County Fire Department personnel report that the flooding went through (or under) a car port and an outbuilding behind the Greater Mountain Pentecostal Church. Witnesses say there are small boulders on the road.
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 12 noon)—A major water distribution pipe has burst in Frazier Park. Flooding is four inches deep near the post office, but initial reports are that much of the water is being contained in the library guttars and drainage system on Park Drive. The break is affecting the Pine Canyon area. We will provide additional updates as more information is available.
This is part of the June 29, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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