POWER OUTAGE LEAVES PUMPS DOWN IN IRRIGON


August 27 – 9:20 am

The river station is on! Crews are starting on the booster stations .

August 26 – 4:00 pm

The repair is complete! The glue needs to cure overnight, and crews will start the system in the morning. As this is a 4 hour process, the system should be fully pressurized by noon. Thanks for your patience.


August 26 – 11:15 am

The Irrigon Pressurized System River Station (IPS Station) went down with the power bump. During the outage, an air vac just up from the pump station was damaged. WEID crews will be repairing the air vac today. In order to complete the repair, the system has to drain. This means that water will be off in Irrigon today. Depending on how the repair goes, the glue will have to cure before the system can be started again; this will likely be Saturday morning. That will involve turning on the river station, filling the system, then going around and turning on the booster stations, which takes about 4 hours. Uggh!

Thanks for your patience while crews are working to restore your water.

The Division Street Station is not affected by this, as its water source is WEID’s main canal. This station should be up and running shortly.


August 26 – 11:00 am

The “power bump” that just happened here in Irrigon has shut off the booster pumps around town. The pumps have to be started manually and do not automatically come back on.

Crews are working on getting everything started back up. This should take less than an hour. Until everything is operational, you will experience low pressure. Thank you for your patience.