Water Shutdown Alert
As the West Valley Water District (WVWD) continues its valve replacement program throughout the service area which will enable us to better respond during an emergency and to maintain high quality water standards, a shutdown of service will unfortunately be necessary on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 8:00 AM along Lilac Ave 1579-1436, Winchester Ave 517-615, Scott St. 508-571, Park Ave 1435-1524 and Cascade Dr. 575-598 in Rialto. In an effort to help our customers prepare for this event, WVWD staff will be going door to door to provide information letters in person on Monday July 23, 2018.
Here are a few things you can do in advance to ease the inconvenience of the planned water shutdown:
– Fill up your bath tub or five gallon buckets so you can refill your toilets for flushing
– Fill clean pitchers with water and place in the refrigerator for drinking
As part of our commitment to public health and safety, we always perform a thorough flushing of the water system and test the water prior to water service restoration to ensure it meets or exceeds state and federal standards. After service is restored, you may need to flush your internal plumbing to eliminate air from the lines and eliminate discoloration or a milky appearance from the water. To do this, run your bathtub(s) faucet until the water is clear, then run the rest of your water faucets until the water is clear.
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and will work as quickly as possible to restore water service in your area. If you have any additional questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us at (909) 875-1804 or check out our social media accounts for updates.
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WVWD provides water service to approximately 80,000 people in portions of the communities of Bloomington, Colton, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, and Jurupa Valley. Customers are encouraged to visit www.wvwd.org to learn more about ways to conserve, access conservation rebate programs, and participate in water-wise activities.