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Sekiu/Clallam Bay Water Outages
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Update
We are pleased to report that all water samples have come back satisfactory. The Clallam Bay Boil Water Advisory is being lifted, effective immediately. Water can now be used for all potable purposes. Thank you for your patience throughout this event. Happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend from everyone at Clallam PUD!
Reminder: The water in the filling station truck tank is potable (drinking) water so you can fill your own containers and/or refill bottled water containers.
3:46 p.m. Crews continue to flush the system but the reservoir is filling and service has been restored. If you experience air in the lines please run your taps for a few minutes. We will lift the boil water advisory once satisfactory test results are received.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Update 11:45 a.m.
PUD Water crews have completed the emergency construction of a 3600 ft water main along Highway 112. Water service to Clallam Bay will be restored momentarily. A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for all PUD Water Customers in Clallam Bay. The boil water advisory includes several precautionary steps for customers. These include using bottled water or boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, dishwashing, preparing food, and making ice. Water should come to a rolling boil for one minute, then cool to an appropriate temperature before using. The boil water advisory will be in effect until satisfactory results are received from the County Water Lab. The water filling station at the Clallam Bay Library with drinking water will remain in place until the boil water advisory is lifted. Additional notifications will go out once the boil water advisory has been lifted.
Monday, November 22, 2021 Update 4:05 p.m.
Today crews pulled pipe across the slide to lay the bypass over the slide zone. We expect completion of welding today. Tomorrow they anticipate the completion of bolting and then will flush, disinfect, and submit samples to the lab for testing. At that point Clallam Bay can be put back into service with a boil water order. Once the lab testing is deemed approved, the boil water notice will be lifted. There is slack in the bypass pipe to account for slide movement. Sections of the pipe are able to be removed to allow WSDOT to conduct clearing without residents losing service as long as the reservoir is kept full.
Sunday, November 21, 2021 Update 12:35 p.m.
Water crew is constructing interties to connect a bypass pipe with the existing pipe. Yesterday, the east side intertie was completed near the village of Clallam Bay. The west side intertie near the slide is under construction now and should be completed today. The length of the bypass will be about 3,600 feet. There is a 400-foot section that will be run across the surface of the slide. The crew is starting to install this section today. The contractor should finish welding tomorrow. By Tuesday, the entire length of the by-pass should be in place and testing, disinfection and flushing will start. On Wednesday, we hope to complete testing, send the water quality samples to the County lab and begin filling the Clallam Bay Reservoir. Like we did on the Sekiu side last week, we will issue a boil water notice once we begin refilling the distribution system and reservoir. We hope to receive the lab results on Thursday. Once the water quality sample lab results come back satisfactory, we will lift the boil water notice. If necessary, we will repeat disinfection/flushing and sampling/testing until the lab results are satisfactory. While we are moving as fast as possible to get the bypass into place, these estimates are contingent on successful leak testing and lab testing.
11:59 a.m. The filling station will be maintained at the Clallam Bay Library throughout the weekend. The water truck has a simple valve on the back where customers may fill containers (see images below.)A PUD employee will be monitoring water volume and will take the truck to refill it if needed so if it is not present, please return at a later time as it will return. The library will be open to hand out bottled water Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 – 4:00.
November 19, 2021 Update 10:02 a.m.
Sekiu water test results have come back satisfactory. The boil-water advisory for Sekiu water customers is lifted. Automated calls will be going out shortly. All Sekiu water customers should have water service at this time.
Clallam Bay water customers are still without water. A filling station is being established at the Clallam Bay Library. Potable water from the Sekiu side of the system is being trucked over for use by Clallam Bay residents. The Library will also have volunteers on hand to pass out bottled water starting at 10:00 am.
3:16 p.m. Water supplies have now been moved to the Clallam Bay Library where volunteers can assist with distribution. They will be there until sometime after 5:00 p.m. if people are still showing up. Hours tomorrow are anticipated to be 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. but may also be extended if needed and volunteers are available.
12:45 p.m. **CORRECTION**Volunteers will be at the water distribution site at Clallam Bay school until approximately 4:00 pm tonight. Additional water is being brought in by truck. Crews are working on a way to bypass the broken water main at the landslide on Hwy 112. At this time there is no estimated time of water service restoration, it expected that water service will not be restored within the next several days. Water trucking operations and the water filling station will continue to operate until service is restored.
November 18, 2021 Update 11:00 a.m.
Water has been transported to Clallam Bay and a distribution site has been established at the Clallam Bay school. Customers should bring their own containers to fill. A water tank truck is also being filled and transported to Clallam Bay so there will be ongoing water availability . We are still working on what the hours will be each day and will update here as soon as the schedule is known.
Sekiu customers should continue to boil water. Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute and allowed to cool before using for cooking, drinking or washing dishes. Follow up communications will be issued when the boil water notice is lifted.
7:51 p.m. The Clallam Bay water reserve storage is nearly depleted. Most water customers in Clallam Bay will be without running water by Thursday morning (November 18). Water is being transported by truck and a water filling station will be set up in the morning. There is not an estimated time of service restoration presently. Additional details regarding filling station location, hours of operation and more will be communicated by phone and posted to clallampud.net once available.
4:55 p.m. Water crews have brought the Hoko Pump Station back online. Water service will be restored to Sekiu customers over the next few minutes. A boil water notice is in effect. Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute and allowed to cool before using for cooking, drinking or washing dishes. Follow up communications will be issued when the boil water notice is lifted.
November 17, 2021 Update 9:25 a.m.
If you have not yet picked up water bottles, distribution today (Wednesday, November 17) will be from the Sekiu Community Center at 42 Rice Street in Sekiu from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please note this distribution is currently only for Sekiu customers who are without water service. Clallam Bay customers still have water and should conserve. Six (6) bottles will be allocated per person and we ask that everyone please help to honor this to ensure that there is enough for everyone. More water will be delivered and we are working on establishing a filling station however we do not have an estimated time at this point. Continue to watch here for updates. Volunteers in Sekiu are assisting in this effort and we thank them for their service to their community. Your patience is appreciated. If you have questions, please contact the PUD directly at 360-452-9771
3:00 p.m. Bottled water has arrived in Sekiu with more on the way. Distribution will be from the Sekiu Community Center at 42 Rice Street in Sekiu today (Tuesday Nov. 16) from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Please note this distribution is currently only for Sekiu customers who are without water service. Clallam Bay customers still have water and should conserve. Six (6) bottles will be allocated per person and we ask that everyone please help to honor this to ensure that there is enough for everyone. More water will be delivered and we are working on establishing a filling station however we do not have an estimated time at this point. Continue to watch here for updates. Volunteers in Sekiu are assisting in this effort and we thank them for their service to their community. Your patience is appreciated. If you have questions, please contact the PUD directly at 360-452-9771.
November 16, 2021 Update 11:00 a.m.:
Sekiu water customers west (Sekiu side) of the landslide on Hwy 112 are still without water. We are working with other PUD Departments, Clallam County Emergency Management, Washington State Emergency Management, DOH and WSDOT to facilitate the delivery of bottled water and/or set up a water filling station in the area; we do not have an ETA for this yet or an ETA on water service restoration. A Boil Water Advisory is in effect for this portion of the system. Please see the DOH flyer regarding emergency water use. The boil water advisory includes several precautionary steps for customers. These include using purchased bottled water or boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, dishwashing, preparing food, and making ice. Water should come to a roiling boil for one minute, then cool to an appropriate temperature before using.
Clallam Bay water customers east (Clallam Bay side) of the landslide on Hwy 112 are in water at this time. Water resources are limited as the Clallam Bay reservoir still cannot be refilled. Clallam Bay customers need to continue to exercise extreme water conservation.
5:00 p.m. A major water main break has occurred along Hwy. 112 near Middle Point. There is a water outage currently effecting all water customers in Sekiu west of Middle Point. There is no estimated time of water service restoration. Once service is restored, there will likely be a boil water notice in effect. The PUD will provide updates once there is an estimated time of restoration.
Customers east of Middle Point in Clallam Bay still have water service, however, due to the main break we cannot refill the Clallam Bay reservoir at this time. Clallam Bay customers need to conserve as much water as possible until the reservoir can be refilled. Please continue utilize the minimum amount of water until further notice.
10:39 a.m. Effective immediately the PUD is asking all Clallam Bay/Sekiu Water Customers to reduce water use as much as possible. This is due to electrical and communication failures at the Hoko Pump Station related to the excessive rains and flooding in the area.
It is imperative that adequate water levels are maintained in the reservoirs serving the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Area.
We will notify you when the pump station has been brought back online and the Alert is no longer in effect. Please conserve water wherever possible until further notice.