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Posted on: April 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Water Main Break in Blossom Valley - Boil Water Notice in Effect

Water Main Break

A water main break occurred on Wednesday afternoon on Oak Creek Rd. Operations crews have begun repairs which are expected to continue through the night and into Thursday. Approximately 200 customers may have lost water service. Once water service is restored customers should boil water before using for cooking or drinking. A Boil Water Notice has been issued for impacted customers. 






Este aviso contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Para una copia en español, favor de llamar al sistema de agua 619-448-3111.



Boil Your Water Before Drinking or Food Preparation to Avoid Illness


Due to the recent main break and the resulting water outage, which occurred on April 27, 2022, the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, the San Diego County Health Department, and Padre Dam Municipal Water District are advising residents of the streets listed below to only use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution to avoid stomach or intestinal illness. The affected area includes: Blossom Valley Road/Ln, Bon Vue Dr, Chad Rd, Circa Valle Verde, Driftwood Creek, Kingfischer Creek Rd, Lazy Creek Rd, Post Oak Ln, Ranch Trail Dr, Tombstone Creek Rd, Red Pony Ln, Oak Creek Rd, Quail Valley Wy and portions of Quail Canyon Rd. For a map of the impacted area go to


We will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink, and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within the next 72 hours.


If you have questions about other uses of tap water, such as bathing and dish washing, please call your water system or read this guidance: 


Padre Dam’s potable water trailer is available at the following locations: Quail Canyon Road and Driftwood Creek. Please bring a clean water container (5 gallons maximum capacity).


Do not drink the water without boiling it first

  • Boil all water for one (1) minute (rolling boil).
  • Let water cool before drinking.
  • Use boiled or bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.
  • Boiling water kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.


If you are unable to boil your water:

Household unscented liquid bleach

  • For clear water, use 8 drops (1/8 tsp.) of bleach for 1 gallon of water. For cloudy water, filter through a clean cloth and use 16 drops (1/4 tsp.) of bleach for 1 gallon of water.
  • Mix well. Allow to stand for 30 minutes before using.
  • Water may taste or smell like chlorine. This means disinfection has occurred.
  • Water disinfection tablets
  • Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions.


For More Information 

If you are concerned about your health or the health of a family member, contact your health care provider or the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health.


Water Utility contact: James Vargas, Operations Manager; 619-258-4663 

State Water Resources Control Board District Office: 619-645-2573 

San Diego County Department of Environmental Health: 858-505-6700 


Please share or post this information with others 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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