June 15, 2021 3:55 pm.
There is a power outage at the Phase 1 Pumping Plant that supplies water to the main canal. PP&L is on site trying to identify the problem. The pump station is completely off.
7:15 pm. A power pole had caught fire at the Phase 1 Pumping Plant in Umatilla. PP&L crews are working on replacing the pole and reinstating the power to the pumps. We expect water back up around midnight.
In the meantime, the District pump stations in Umatilla have been shut off as well as the Division pump station in Irrigon. We will shut the Boardman pump stations off at 9 pm this evening. Water is dropping in the main canal and will continue throughout the night.
Check Wed AM for an update.
June 16, 2021 8:15 am.
Power was restored to the Phase 1 Pumping Plant just after 11:00 pm last night. Pumps were turned on shortly after that.
The canal is continuing to fill up this morning. Water is just to Patterson Ferry. The canal should be fully restored by tonight.
All pump stations on the main canal will remain off today. The Relocation Canal will stay closed until this afternoon.
Make sure to contact the Water Order Line at 541-922-9372 to coordinate starting back up.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SCREENS AND FILTERS FOR WEEDS AND DEBRIS AS THE RESTART WILL BREAK THESE LOOSE.
This does not affect the Irrigon Pressurized System.
If you have any questions, please call the office at 541-922-3814.