Water District Schedules Short Water Shutdowns for Water Supply Upgrade Project
Los Angeles County Waterworks District 29 (District 29) is nearing completion of a construction project to upgrade its primary water supply interconnection with the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), the water wholesaler for the Malibu area. The completed project will improve water pressure throughout the area and will involve four temporary shutdowns of the interconnection with MWD in January and February 2013:
- The first shutdown will begin the night of Tuesday, January 15, unless it rains, in which case the shutdown will take place Wednesday, January 16. This shutdown is scheduled to last 30 hours.
- The second shutdown will take place on January 23 and it will also be approximately 30 hours long.
- A third shutdown scheduled for three hours on January 29.
- The final, 24-hour long shutdown is scheduled for the end of February.
During these shutdowns District 29 will be relying on water stored in tanks and supplies from emergency connections to meet the water demands within the District. No service interruption tor customers isanticipated.
The operational changes required for these shutdowns have been carefully planned and verified through trial shutdowns to ensure continued smooth operation during these periods.