Water districts respond to pipeline break

SANTA CLARA – On Friday at approximately 6:45 a.m., there was a water main line break in the Gunlock to Santa Clara pipeline. This pipeline provides secondary water to Santa Clara residents, local agricultural users and the municipalities of Santa Clara and St. George.

Representatives from the City of St. George Water Services Department and Washington County Water Conservancy District quickly responded. The damaged pipeline was unearthed and analyzed.  It is believed the break was caused from a slight curve in the pipeline alignment during its install accompanied with lower temperatures, which caused the pipeline to contract. Crews are working throughout the day to repair the pipeline. Work is expected to be completed by day’s end.

Due to the interconnected nature of Washington County’s municipal water supply, water service was uninterrupted for those dependent on this pipeline.  

About Washington County Water Conservancy District

Washington County Water Conservancy District, a nonprofit public agency, was established in 1962 to manage Southern Utah’s regional water needs. Its executives oversee the development, stabilization, management, acquisition and conservation of water resources in Washington County in an ongoing effort to provide a safe, sustainable water supply for current and future generations. Visit www.wcwcd.org for more information.

Submitted by: Washington County Water Conservancy District

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