CORDES LAKES WATER EMERGENCY
Monday, June 26, 2017
Cordes Lakes Water remains in a Stage 3 Water Curtailment. Customers are asked to employ water conservation measures to reduce their daily consumption by approximately 50%. All outside watering should be eliminated and indoor water conservation techniques should be employed whenever possible.
Cordes Lakes water system operated normally yesterday.
Due to adequate water storage levels, the planned system-wide shut down scheduled for Sunday night was cancelled.
Based on 6:30 a.m. water storage tank levels, water system storage decreased from 67% of capacity yesterday to 54% of capacity at 6:30 a.m. today.
Average water storage capacity for yesterday was 57%.
Water conservation by customers, water hauling and nightly planned system-wide shutdowns through last Friday, allowed the Cordes Lakes water system began the weekend at 79% of storage capacity. Based on the significantly improved level of storage, Cordes Lakes water system cancelled the planned system-wide shut down scheduled for Saturday and Sunday nights.
Storage remains adequate at 57% of capacity this morning, but water demand continues to exceed water supply available from the wells. Therefore, storage levels are expected to continue to decline on Monday. In order to prevent water storage from dropping below acceptable levels, Cordes Lakes Water is tentatively planning a shortened 12 midnight to 3:00 a.m. system-wide shut down tonight. The need for a shut down will be reevaluated throughout the day and implemented only if necessary.
Through Tuesday, daily high temperatures are forecasted to remain over 100 degrees. Continued water conservation and storage recovery is needed to fully stabilize the system.
Cordes Lakes remains in a Stage 3 Water Curtailment and is asking its customers to conserve water to allow for continued water system recovery. Customers are asked to voluntarily employ water conservation measures to reduce their daily consumption by approximately 50%. All outside watering should be eliminated, except livestock, and indoor water conservation techniques should be employed whenever possible.
Cordes Lakes water system will consider a system-wide shut down each night until the system recovers and daily demand is below available water supply. The need for a system-wide shut down and the specific duration of the shut down is reevaluated each day. If water is off between 11:00 pm and 3:30 am, it is due to the system-wide shut down.
For those customers that need it, a limited supply of bottled water is available at Mayer Fire Station in Cordes Lakes. Please bring a driver’s license showing a Cordes Lakes address.
The Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management will be posting regular updates from Cordes Lakes. Please check www.facebook.com/ycoem to get the latest update regarding planned outages and system status.