Residents of Warm Springs are reminded to conserve water use with reservoir levels low or out. The Branch of Public Utilities reported readings from Monday (7/15/19) – showing no water in the West Hills tank – only 3 feet in the Greeley Heights tanks and 13 feet in the South East tank.
The Tewee Butte tank feeds the South East Tank which then in turn feeds Greeley Heights and West Hills. Clearly the Warm Springs Agency water distribution system remains unstable.
Residents and businesses are urged to continue conservation efforts so that your neighborhood will have continued access to water. Refrain from watering lawns or washing cars and take steps to ensure that all outdoor faucets at your residence are shut off.
The engineering assessment of pressure reducing valves in 7 stations within the system has been completed and procurement of materials needed to conduct critical repairs is underway. The construction timeline is subject to the availability of materials – all efforts are being done to expedite this process.
For the foreseeable future – low water pressure is expected throughout the system for all residences and businesses south of Highway 26. Water outages are occurring in the West Hills neighborhood. Water levels in the Greeley Heights reservoir are critically low and will result in water outages if immediate steps are not taken to conserve water.
The boil water notice remains in effect until further notice for the entirety of the Warm Springs Agency area including Kah-nee-ta, Wolfe Point, Sunnyside, Upper Dry Creek, Miller Heights, Campus area, West Hills, Tenino Valley, Tenino Apartments, Elliott Heights, Senior Housing, Trailer Courts, and Greeley Heights.
Drinking Water Distribution is weekdays 7:30am – 6pm at the old Warm Springs Elementary School. Showers are open, at the same location, 6am – 9pm.