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Posted on: April 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] FRIDAY UPDATE: Water Main Break in Blossom Valley - Boil Water Notice

Main Break repairs

REMAINING BOIL WATER ADVISORY AREA: See a map of the area still under a boil water notice

Repairs have been completed and the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for most areas that were impacted by the water main break on Oak Creek Rd. but remains in effect for areas close to the main break. See below for more details. 

Customers in the cancelled notice area were sent an automated phone call and/or an email with information about the Boil Water Notice cancellation. Padre Dam Municipal Water District in conjunction with the State Water Resources Control Board, and the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, have determined that, through abatement of the health hazard and comprehensive testing of the water, your water is safe to drink. It is no longer necessary to boil your tap water or for you to consume bottled water.

Some customers that live close to the main break area are still under the Boil Water Notice as some of the pipelines in this area were shut down until this morning and water quality testing continues. These customers were notified Friday afternoon that the Boil Water Notice remains in effect for their property. Staff are continuing to test water quality. The Boil Water Notice is anticipated to be lifted for the remaining customers on Sunday. Padre Dam will notify customers through an automated message at that time. 





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 addresses 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 remaining affected properties are:

14985OAK CREEKRD    
15100OAK CREEKRD    
15102OAK CREEKRD    
15086OAK CREEKRD    
15082OAK CREEKRD    
15090OAK CREEKRD    
15168OAK CREEKRD    
15146OAK CREEKRD    
15042OAK CREEKRD    
15030OAK CREEKRD    
15092OAK CREEKRD    
15088OAK CREEKRD    
15098OAK CREEKRD    
15096OAK CREEKRD    
10082BON VUEDR    
10090BON VUEDR    
10086BON VUEDR    
10074BON VUEDR    
15094OAK CREEKRD    

 We will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink, and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate lifting the remaining boil water notice on Sunday.


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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