Valley Center, CA
February 2, 2023

Impending Emergency Aqueduct Shutdown

Notice from the Valley Center Municipal Water District 

Valley Center Municipal Water District (District) has been advised by its wholesale supplier of an impending emergency shutdown to the treated water aqueduct that delivers water to the western portion of the District.  The aqueduct will be shutdown to accommodate repairs to Pipeline 4, of the San Diego County Water Authority’s 2nd Aqueduct.  This shutdown is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 1:00 a.m. and remain off for approximately 10 days.  However, these dates may be adjusted depending on the severity of the pipeline repair.   The District will notify you of any updates to this schedule.
As a result, water flows to the District’s VC 7 and VC 8 connections points will be off-line. This will severely limit flows into the western portion of the District and the water remaining in storage will be only for domestic use and fire protection during the shutdown.
The District is asking our customers, located within the yellow boundary area of the attached map, to refrain from all outdoor water use, including the watering of landscapes, lawns, agricultural use, use of construction water, washing of vehicles or no filling of fountains, pools, spas or ponds during this emergency shutdown period. Please remember to turn off all outside irrigation/lawn timers during the water use restriction time period.  Of course, livestock can continue to be watered.
We are encouraging you to make adjustments to your irrigation schedule to accommodate this impending emergency shutdown and to pre-water your groves and landscape prior to the March 1st to March 10th restricted period.
During this shutdown, please check the District website for more information and daily updates, go to our web site at, or contact the District office at (760) 735-4500.
Your cooperation is critical and will be much appreciated.

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