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WATER UPDATE for Thursday, November 9th

The Good News is that we are refilling the upper water tanks. According to our Water Operator, we can use some water but with SERIOUS RESTRICTED USE for the next two days.

Ideas to help you conserve:

Only very full dishwashers.

No clothes washing machines yet.

No running water when washing face and brushing teeth.

Short showers – turn water off while you lather up with soap.

Toilet – the popular saying – if it’s yellow, let it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down.

Use bottled water for drinking and cooking.

No watering outdoors – it will rain by next Wednesday.

If you have other ideas to share, please do….

Thank you for your patience.



As many of you already know, we are having a water emergency. Our Water Operator and his staff are already on scene. They have identified the problem and are working to resolve it. The water treatment equipment, aka Water Boy, failed and is being repaired. We have transferred to the Montevina Pipeline and are producing abouat 35 gallons/minute. The Clearwell tank and the tanks at the top of Ogallala all need to be refilled. It will possibly take a day or two to get back to where we should be.

So, please STOP using all water. Bottled water for drinking, cooking, washing hands. No washing clothes, dishes, watering plants, etc. No flushing of toilets – put TP in a waste can and keep the lid closed. Sorry to be so blunt, but we use water a lot! ;)

The BEST thing we can do right now is to notify your neighbors, spread the word, and help each other out. We will keep you informed in our regular ways – website, newsletter, and Nextdoor. Please use your POD networks.

We will keep updating you all as we get more information. Please pass it on…

Road Crack Filling has been postponed due to rain

The road crack filling, which was to begin this Monday morning, has been delayed due to rain. We will have to wait for the roads to dry (at lease 3 days with no rain) and then we can try again.

We will notify residents via this mail list as well as the website and Nextdoor. Keep an eye out and lets hope we get some good sunshine this week!

Thanks for your support.

ROAD WORK throughout the Park beginning Monday, November 6th.

Chemeketa Park Mutual Water Company

ROAD WORK throughout the Park beginning Monday, November 6th.    

Beginning Monday, November 6th crews will begin filling the cracks in the roads throughout the entire Park. Please read this IMPORTANT information:

Schedule for Road Crack Filling:

  •  Friday, November 3rd – 3 days prior to road crack filling, please ensure water is kept off the surface of the streets as crack fill will not adhere well when surface/interior walls of cracks are wet.
  •  Crews begin work Monday, November 6th 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day.
  •  No road crack filling on Wednesday, November 9th to allow for trash pick-up.
  •  This process may take the entire week – plan ahead.

During the road crack fill process, the streets will be open to traffic, but you may experience a 3-minute delay where crack fill is underway. Patience please….

Please park in garages and off pavement to keep cars off the road in order that we may address all cracks. This is important.

Pedestrians and vehicles may resume driving on the surface 3 minutes following crack fill application, but each person will assume their own responsibility for walking/tracking/slipping on material.

Please refrain from turning steering wheels while your vehicle is not moving on new crack fill, as the material will tear.

Any injury to persons or property resulting from walking or driving on surface during the construction process will be the sole responsibility of the person(s) walking or driving on the surface. That person(s) or vehicle will be noted and charged for any injury, property damage and or excess costs resulting from their actions.

Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation!

In the event of inclement weather, the work will be rescheduled.

Fire Weather Watch in effect for Santa Cruz Mountains this weekend - please read...

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for the Bay Area from 5 a.m. Saturday, October 28th until 5 p.m. Sunday, October 29th.

Forecasters say gusty offshore winds of up to 45 mph and dry conditions will combine to elevate the risk of wildfires, especially on mountains in Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties as well as the Santa Cruz Mountains, eastern Santa Clara County and the East Bay hills.

Please be mindful and stay aware.