Garberville Residents Told to Boil Water
On the evening of November 24th, Garberville Sanitary District Operator found that water was coming through the ground above our underground chlorine contact chamber. Staff worked on a plan to diagnose what happened, plan for repairs and continue providing water to GSD Customers. Our water tanks are full and we are using our backup well to meet water demands while working on the water treatment plant. Wahlund Construction installed the Contact Chamber and are on site with staff to make repairs or modifications while local contractors have volunteered to help where needed. We appreciate RCSD for volunteering to provide water if needed to be trucked into our water tanks.
The State Water Board has requested that we issue a “BOIL WATER” order until Monday afternoon or until we lift that order through testing water and verifying safe human consumption. We are optimistic that we have Safe drinking water along with adequate chlorine contact time because of the distance mixing in the distribution pipe but must follow State Requirements.
Please call our emergency phone number if you have any questions and we will keep you updated 923-9569.