Posts in Category: City of Escondido

Water Main Break Repairs Completed

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido City crews have completed their repairs on the water main break that occurred earlier this week in the vicinity of El Norte Parkway and Valley Parkway.  All lanes of those roads are once again open.

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Update on Water Main Break and Traffic Advisory

For Immediate Release

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

Motorists are advised to avoid the area of El Norte Parkway and Valley Parkway while Escondido City crews are still working to repair a water main break that occurred there on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. El Norte Parkway and Valley Parkway will remain reduced to one lane in each direction until repairs are completed which likely will be mid-day Thursday, September 4, 2014.

 

The Escondido Fire Department has unlocked the fire gates at Hidden Trails to help relieve traffic congestion for residents living there. They will be closed again once repairs are completed.

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Traffic Advisory Due to Water Main Break in Escondido

For Immediate Release

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido City crews are still working to repair a water main break that occurred earlier this morning in the vicinity of Valley Parkway and El Norte Parkway.  Repairs will require extensive excavation so it is likely El Norte Parkway and Valley Parkway will be reduced to one lane in each direction throughout the day and evening.   Motorists are advised to avoid that area if at all possible, particularly during the evening rush hour.

 

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Escondido’s Bond Ratings Raised by Standard & Poor’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

City officials announced today that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services had upgraded several of Escondido’s bond ratings.

Standard & Poors raised its long-term rating and underlying rating to 'AA-' from 'A+' on Escondido’s existing general obligation (GO) bonds. At the same time, Standard & Poor’s  raised the long-term ratings to 'A+' from 'A' on the Escondido Joint Powers Financing Authority's lease revenue bonds, and on the city's existing appropriation debt.

The outlook is stable for all bonds. The stable outlook reflects Standard & Poor's opinion that Escondido's strong unreserved fund balances will likely provide a financial cushion should the city experience any revenue decrease to balance operations. Standard & Poor’s does not expect to lower the rating within the outlook's two-year period due to their expectation that Escondido will likely maintain what they consider very strong reserves.

A copy of the rationale supporting the ratings and outlook is available on the city’s website at: https://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/pdfs/Finance/City_of_Escondido_Report.pdf

 

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Boil Order for 60 homes Still in Effect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rincon del Diablo Water District reports that the results from the  water samples came in last night and all of the samples were negative for the presence of Coliform bacteria. However, per health officials, the boil order will remain in effect for those 60 residential connections on the five streets: Caraway Street (south of Country Club Lane only), Jana Place, Sonia Place, Via Alexandra, and Via Scott. Although all sample results came back negative, health officials and Coliform protocols require confirmation through additional tests. New samples were taken on Monday, August 18 and the resulting lab reports are expected this afternoon.

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Water Test Results Expected Tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rincon del Diablo Water District  reports that they are still awaiting the test results for the 60 customer connections that are still under the boil water order. They anticipate the results will not be in until 9:00 pm. tonight.  They will post an update after the results are in.  For information, visit www.rinconwater.org

 

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Boil Order Lifted For Most Customers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (revised 8/18/14 at 8:31 a.m.)

The State Water Quality Control Board is allowing Rincon del Diablo Water District  to lift the boil order on the majority of their system.  However, five streets will remain under the boil order.  Those streets are:Caraway Street (south of Country Club Lane),  Via Alexandra, Jana Place, Via Scott and Sonia Place.  All of the City of Escondido water customers will be off the boil order except for three houses on Via Scott. Rincon will be notifying  the houses that will remain under the order.  For more information, visit www.rinconwater.org

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Some City Water Customers Also Affected by Boil Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In addition to the affected Rincon del Diablo Water District customers, approximately 1,000 residents who receive water from the City of Escondido are also affected by the boil water notice.  The boundaries for those customers  are: The eastern border is Nutmeg Street; southern border is W. El Norte Parkway, western border is Golden Circle Dr. and the northern border is Gary Lane including David Dr.

It is anticipated that the boil order will remain in effect for approximately 48 hours.

For more information visit www.rinconwater.org or call 760.745.5522 

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BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR RINCON WATER CUSTOMERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Julia Escamilla, 760-745-5522

Routine Sampling in Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District’s ID 1, Pressure Zone 3, indicated a presence of Coliform Bacteria. Although Coliform Bacteria arenaturally present in the environment, its presence is also used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Pending further testing, Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District is advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District has two sources of water that is delivered to customer according to specific geographic boundaries.  This Boil Water Notice is specific to Rincon customers with account numbers starting with:  01 through 48, 94, 96, and 97.

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for five (5) minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking and food preparation until further notice. This is the preferred method to assure that the water is safe to drink.

Alternative methods of disinfection for residents that who do not have access to gas or electricity:

  • Use fresh, unscented, liquid household bleach (Clorox, Purex, etc.).  To do so, add 8 drops (or 1/8 teaspoon) of bleach per gallon of clear water or 16 drops (or 1/4 teaspoon) per gallon of cloudy water, mix thoroughly, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before using.  A chlorine-like taste and odor will result from this disinfection procedure and is an indication that adequate disinfection has taken place. (Clorox, Purex, etc.)
  • Water disinfection tablets may also be used by following the manufacturer’s instructions.

 Failure to follow this advisory could result in stomach or intestinal illness.

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink and you no longer need to boil your water. The minimum duration is expected to be no less than forty eight hours.

For more information call:

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District

Julia Escamilla

Public Information Officer

1920 North Iris Lane, Escondido, CA 92026

760-745-5522

 For updates, please visit: www.rinconwater.org - Breaking News

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

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