INCIDENT CLEARED: Water safe again in Lebec after PG&E punctured pipeline, shutting down service

LEBEC, CA (Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10:15 a.m.)—The ‘Boil Water’ order is over for the State Zone of the Lebec County Water District. The puncture has been fixed and the water is safe to drink. Businesses that were closed because of the Boil Water precaution are now able to open again. An automated robocall has gone out from the LCWD office to notify customers that the emergency is over.

Board Director William Hopper said it was the cooperation of the regional water companies throughout the Mountain Communities to assist Lebec with its emergency that made this quick recovery of normal service possible. Hopper said the LCWD is very grateful to their neighbors for stepping up without hesitation.

LEBEC, CA (Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m.)—Lebec County Water District Board Director William Hopper informed the Mountain Enterprise that PG&E has punctured one of LCWD’s water lines, causing a loss of pressure in the system. As a result, Lebec’s business district in the area of Lebec Road and Frazier Mountain Park Road is without water. This means that restaurants and all services that rely on potable water are closed until the California State Water Resources Control Board can verify water samples are free of contamination.

This is part of the January 25, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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