The siphon repairs are complete and water is flowing into Boardman. Crews will finish burning the laterals and start opening up the pump stations Thursday and Friday.
Sunrise Pump Station remains under construction. We are waiting on the electrician to rewire the meter base, and on contractor scheduling.
In irrigon, several areas are without water due to breaks in the lines. There are 3 separate problems, affecting about 50% of the people. We hope to have everything up sometime Saturday.
SIPHON: ODOT crews were on sight this morning at 7:00 am. There is a plug in the siphon structure under the freeway. Crews will be back again in the morning. At this time, we are unsure how long it will take to clear the blockage.
DIVISION ST. PUMP: WEID crews started the pump station this afternoon.
IRRIGON PRESSURE SYSTEM: WEID crews will start the river station Tuesday morning. It will run on low pressure while the pipes fill up. Then the booster stations will be turned on one by one. It may take a day or two to get it all up and running.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR SYSTEMS FOR LEAKS!!
Boardman Siphon is shut off for emergency repairs.
PUMPS: No District pumps have been started yet. All District resources are focused on the repairs at the siphon.
An update will be posted on Monday afternoon.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
The siphon remains partially plugged and we can get just a small amount of water through. We will shut it completely off Saturday morning to drain. ODOT crews will go in Monday morning to identify the problem.
We will provide an update after we know more.