UPDATED Friday November 14, 2014 4:30PM
As one major water line break was resolved, another has occurred on a major line in the City of Napa. Repairs have been completed on the break near Soscol Ferry Road but a new break has appeared on the same line near the intersection of Highways 12 and 29. Crews are now responding to this break, while repairs on the break near Laurel and Browns Valley Road are still underway. Both breaks are not expected to be fully repaired before Friday, November 21. Until both breaks are repaired, some customers in the affected area of eastern Browns Valley, along Foster Road and west of Foster Road may continue to experience low water pressure or intermittent water service. If you live in the impacted area, please turn off irrigation and avoid unnecessary water usage, especially during peak demand times of 6 to 10 am and 5 to 9 pm. There is no impact on water quality and the water supply remains safe for all purposes, but an alternate supply is available from the water station set up on the north side of Century Oaks Park. It is fairly certain that these water line problems are a delayed result of damage from the August 24 South Napa Quake, which caused more than 150 immediate breaks in the Napa water system. Crews are working as quickly as possible to complete these complicated repairs using both City and contractor crews and equipment. If you do not see work taking place at any given site, it means that either materials have been ordered or a transfer between City/Contractor responsibilities is being made. Your patience is appreciated.