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UPDATE: City of San Luis Obispo water main repairs expected to be completed Monday afternoon

Posted at 11:04 AM, Nov 16, 2019

UPDATE (11:08 a.m.) - Despite plans to complete emergency repairs to the water main on the Cal Poly campus early Monday morning, the city of San Luis Obispo crews anticipate repairs to be completed at about 3 p.m. Monday, according to an email sent out to Cal Poly students.

In the email sent to students at 10 a.m. Monday, university officials say the Cal Poly campus community must continue to reduce all non-critical water usage Monday until further notice. Personal hygiene, restroom and water use required for life safety remain in service.

Cal Poly Facilities Operations is working alongside San Luis Obispo City crews to carry out the repairs, according to the email.

Emergency repairs began 6 p.m. Sunday.

Throughout the duration of the repairs, city residents may expect cloudy or discolored water and reduced water pressure.

City officials say the water is still safe to consume.


City of San Luis Obispo to make emergency repairs to water main Sunday

ORIGINAL STORY (Nov. 16, 2019 at 11:04 a.m.) - After discovering a small leak, the city of San Luis Obispo will carry out emergency repairs to a water main near Highland Drive on the Cal Poly campus starting 6 p.m. Sunday, according to city staff.

Crews and a local contractor will work around-the-clock until all repairs are complete. The estimated time of completion is 6 a.m. Monday, according to Mychal Boerman, the Utilities Deputy Director of the Water Division with the City of San Luis Obispo.

City residents may experience reduced water pressure and cloudy or discolored water as a result of the repairs. The discolored water is safe to consume, according to city staff.

"The discoloration should phase out after running the cold water for a couple minutes," said Boerman.

Potentially impacted structures can be seen on the map provided by the city.

If your property loses water service during the time of repairs or if you experience other service impacts, you may call the Utilities Department staff at (805) 540-9045.