April 28th - Boil Alert has been lifted
We have received the lab reports and there is no issue with the water. There is no contamination and the Boil Alert has been lifted. This process is for the safety of our community and the long term improvement of our water system. Thank you very much for your understanding.
April 26th - Afternoon update - Boil Alert info
All repairs are complete for this go around. Knollwood will NOT be turned off again. In reference to the Boil Alert, our best thinking is the lab report will be complete Weds morning and we can lift the Boil Alert. I will send out a Text and Email alert the minute I get it back. Thank you for your patience.
April 26th 12:20 - Update
All work went smooth this morning. The water for the entire ranch, including the 3 streets in the front will be back on at about 1:30, or sooner. Later in the afternoon, Knollwood only will be off again for about 45 minutes. Once the water comes back on, there will be silt that has been stirred up in the lines so it will be brown and air in the lines. Recommendation is to make your bathtub the first thing you turn on. It does not have a screen and will not clog up. Chad, our new operator will be flushing as quickly as he can.
April 26, 2021 - Schedule of water outage
I have spoken to our contractors over the weekend and here is my best thinking about the schedule of water outages for Monday. I am hesitate because we are depending on other people and things do not always work out the way we plan. I am being told they will be here about 8:30 and the entire ranch will be shut off soon after until about noon. Around noon the majority of the ranch will be turned back on. However, the first 3 streets wil be out while the work continues, until about mid afternoon. Since the lines will be open, we will be in a boil alert once service is restored. I will update this site through the day as I know more.
April 24, 2021 - Water will be off on Monday the 26th and a Boil Alert will be in place
The entire ranch will have the water off Monday morning. We do not have a working valve to isolate the area we are working on. The first valve once installed, will allow us to turn on the water for Edgewood on back. This work will take 2-4 hours and then the water will only be off on Glenvalley, Oak Hill and Knollwood. There will only be 3 valves replaced rather than the original 6, so I am hoping it will not be too long. Check here and I will provide updates through the day. Once the water does come back on, we will be under a boil alert. My best guess estimate is until Weds morning.
April 23, 2021 - Friday Update Water Interruption and Boil Alert
On Tuesday the 20th, we told you the water was scheduled to be off on Thursday. Even though it was not turned off, I am required to officially tell you the alert has been lifted. Click Here to view. Now the water will be turned off on Monday 26th. Details will be posted tomorrow.
April 21, 2021 - Update on Water Interruption and Boil Alert
The water will not be turned off on Thursday April 22. It will now be turned off on Monday April 26th and a boil alert will be issued. Our contractors had an emergency elsewhere and could not come to the Flying L until 2:30 on Weds. We did not want to take a chance of issues running into the weekend so all prep work is being done this week and then early Monday, the water will be turned off while repairs are completed. It does appear we will be able to turn off only the front of the ranch, leaving the back on. However, there is no guarantee, still might involve the entire ranch.
April 20, 2021 - Water Interruption and Boil Alert
In an effort to isolate small sections of the ranch to do repairs, 6 valves will be replaced on Weds and Thurs of this week. The plan is to dig and prep the valves on Weds and then turn the water off on Thurs to do the actual repair or replace. We are trying to turn only the water off on Glenvalley, Oak Hill, and Knollwood where the work is being done. However, we do not know if that is possible. The entire ranch might need to be turned off, we just do not know at this time. The ranch will be under a boil alert after the water comes back on since the pipes will be opened. I hope to get the water tested and lift the boil alert within 24-48 hours. Another alert will go out when the alert is lifted.
Feb. 26, 2021 Boil Alert Notice:Test results came back and our water is safe to drink. The boil alert has been lifted. I am sorry it took so long.
Feb 19th - The issue this morning with the water we thought was a simple reset. However it is a little bigger issue, not sure yet. Our big well is not pumping so the tank ran low. The tank is now being refilled with the smaller well so it will be a little longer. We have called the well company is on the way. Once the tank fills up to an acceptable level from Well #1, water should be restored while they are working to fix the problem on Well #2.
Feb. 15, 2021 - There is a water supply issue this evening. Two companies have been called to fix the problem but neither have responded. At this point, there is very little information but we will post updates as soon as we have them. It is unlikely it will be fixed tonight.
Feb. 2, 2021 - In addition to the work being done at the Sewer plant on Tuesday, the water on the entire ranch will be turned off for a maximum of two hours on Tuesday morning. There was a small leak near the practice putting green today and the valves to turn off this area do not work because of a lack of maintenance in the past. So all the prep work will be done ahead of time to make sure the water is turned off for the least amount of time while the valves are replaced. Once the valves are replaced, the water to 90% of the ranch will turned back on while it is shut off in the area of the leak to repair it.
February 2, 2021 Waste Water Transport out of Austin will be here to take care of some long over due maintenance on our Sewer plant. Over the years dirt, rocks and other debris has gotten into the clarifier, clogging up the system. It has greatly reduced the efficiency of the plant and has gotten close to the point of being non-functional. Our sewer plant has plenty of capacity for the residents of the Flying L, if it is working properly. Once this cleaning is done, it should be good for many years to come. This maintenance will not cause any disruption in service to the residents. The only thing you might notice are several large pump trucks coming and going.
January 25, 2021 - A little more detail on our water problem this morning. The PUD has two pumps that supplies water pressure to the residents. If one goes down the other can act as a back up. Well one was turned off for some maintenance and the other tripped, like a breaker turning off in your home. When this happens, the water in the storage tanks will push water out to most people, but at a much slower rate. Jerry was able to get the one up and running as soon as he could. This restored pressure and then has the pump company coming to get the second booster pump up and running. So, in summary both booster pumps were out for a short while and we are hoping all repairs will be completed today. Thank you for your patience.
Nov 3rd elections resulted in the addition of Judd Ryan and Nathon Laws to the PUD Board of Directors. Don Batemen was re-elected and voted in as President of the PUD at the Nov. 9th meeting. Austin Christensen was voted in as Vice-President while Nathon became the Sectretary. Congradulations to all.